Pakistan emerged on the world
map on 14th August, 1947. Since then she has faced a number of problems on her
way to progress. All of these issues are major and are badly effecting our
society. Perhaps the greatest loss comes in the area of education.
not this is a direct result of Pakistan's economic problems,it is undoubtedly
connected with so many resources directed towards the aforementioned debt
payment,educational improvements are given and inordinately low priority.
addition, Musharraf's military dictatorship has understandably not placed great
emphasis on education in Pakistan.
This is evident upon examination of Pakistan's
overall literacy rate of 37.8% (50% for men and 24.4% for women). Literacy being
defined as those over 15 who can read and write. In term of population, low
literacy rates are often observed with high population growth. A poorly educated
population is unlikely to participate in family planning or any other form of
Secondary, a poor educated populace makes Pakistan a poor
choice for the foreign investors that it so desperately needs. Further more,the
extremely low literacy rate among Pakistani women (24.4%) lends itself to a
society where most women never enter the labor force,creating less incentives
for them to limit the size of their families. This is best illustrated by the
fact that only 38 million of Pakistan's 141 million people make up the entire