23.10.14

Failed State Pakistan........failing its people.

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But at least they can make cruise missiles with a little foreign help, in this upside down bastardized society.

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25 million kids out of school in Pakistan: Report 

By Presstv.com



A recent report shows that Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, with some 25 million children between 5 and 16 out of school, Press TV reports.
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According to a report by Alif Ailaan, a local alliance for education reform, around 70 percent of the out-of-school children have never attended school.
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Mazhar, a child laborer who has never been to school told the Press TV correspondent in Islamabad, “I have been working at this workshop for some years now. I financially support my family by working here. I wanted to go to school but my parents never sent me there.”
 
It also shows that the proportion of out-of-school children rises as the level of education increases so that by the higher-secondary level some 85 percent are not in school.

Mosharraf Zaidi, who works for the promotion of children’s education in Pakistan, told the correspondent, “The poor state of education in Pakistan is entirely, entirely the responsibility of the Pakistani state. No country in the world has become educated on the back of private sector or on the back of religious schools. Every developed county, every country that is doing well and has a chance to do well in the future is doing well because its state, its government, invested in the capacity of its people by giving children an education.”      
The report goes on to state that there are 13.7 million girls out of school and 11.4 million boys out of school.
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It also shows that while most of the boys choose not to go to school, a majority of girls’ parents do not permit their attendance.