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Daily Times

Published Date: Dec 13, 2012

Nearly three-quarters of Pakistan girls not in school

UN and govt report says number finishing five years in education has declined

Nearly three-quarters of young Pakistani girls are not enrolled in
primary school and the number finishing five years in education has declined, a
new UN and government report showed Wednesday.

findings expose the miserable state of education for millions in Pakistan.
“Nearly half of primary school age children are not enrolled in school and
among eligible girls the out of school proportion is closer to three-quarters.
In absolute numbers, out-of-school girls outnumber their male counterparts,” it
said. “Completion rates to the fifth year of schooling have actually declined
in the past five years,” it said. Fifty-five percent of all Pakistani adults
are illiterate and among women the rate is closer to 75 percent, it added.

report said women are denied their basic right to education and to a decent
life. “Females in Pakistan face discrimination, exploitation and abuse at many
levels, starting with girls who are prevented from exercising their basic
rights to education either because of traditional family practices, economic
necessity or as a consequence of the destruction of schools by militants.” On
Monday, President Asif Ali Zardari pledged $10 million to help educate all
girls by 2015 as part of a global fund set up in Malala Yousufzai’s name.

Yousafzai, Malala’s father, a former teacher and headmaster, has been appointed
to help meet the global target. His daughter, who is being treated in a British
hospital after the attack on her school bus on October 9, will herself join the
campaign when she is better.

Saba Gul Khattak, a member of the Planning Commission, confirmed that the
country was lagging behind on its Millennium Development Goals, including on