Pakistan Literacy Rate

Some of the Facts and Statistics about the literacy rate in Pakistan province wise is discussed here As far as education is concerned Pakistan is one of those nations which are left out in this area and are behind the majority of the countries of this world. Pakistan has one of the worst literacy rates in the world which is one of the very core reasons for the slow growth and destructive economy. Education is the vital component for the success and development of any nation which is taken for granted and ignored in Pakistan which has resulted in the lowest literacy rates in the world. Unfortunately Pakistan is ranked at 113th position in the total 120 countries in literacy rate which is one big shame for the nation as well as for the administration of the country. It is not just a shame but a very alarming situation for the country because until Ort unless the literacy rate will not be improved and consideration will not be taken for the improvement of education, the future of the country will be doomed in more problems and national issues.

literacy rate in Pakistan

literacy rate in Pakistan province wise

In the consensus made in the late 2012 it was being reported that the literacy rate of Pakistan is 56% which includes both males and females and even the places which includes all the rural and urban areas of the country. 56% to be the literacy rate is very low because still it is almost half of the nation which is still illiterate and has nothing to do with the economy as they are contributing nothing in it because the major contribution done is through the education. This is the average literacy rate of Pakistan because there is exceptional cases where the rate is very high in few cities like the urban hubs which includes Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi where the literacy rate is almost 75% and even above but when we move to the tribal areas where acquiring the modern education is considered to be un-Islamic by few religious extremist which have destroyed the level of education in such cities. Here the literacy rate is as low as 9% and even lower than this because females here are not allowed to go to the schools and the parents prefer their boys to work rather than going to school and having the education.

Education is a fey crucial aspect and is one of the factors which contributes the most in the development of the national economy and plays the vital role in the growth of the state. So it is the responsibility of the administration as well as the people of Pakistan to make sure that their children are having the education so that they can improve the literacy rate and ultimately the country’s situation and status will improve.

Factors Affecting Literacy Rate in Pakistan:

  • Allocations For Education
  • Public Expenditure on Primary Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Fertility Rate
  • Participation Rate
  • Infra-Structure for Literacy, Non-Formal and Basic Education

Literacy Rate in Pakistan Province Wise:

Province/Area

2010-11

2011-12

Male Female Total Male Female Total
Pakistan

69

46

58

70

47

58

Rural

63

35

49

64

35

49

Urban

81

67

74

82

68

75

Punjab

70

51

60

70

51

60

Rural

64

42

53

65

41

52

Urban

80

71

76

80

70

75

Sindh

71

46

59

72

47

60

Rural

60

22

42

58

23

41

Urban

82

68

75

85

70

78

KPK

68

33

50

72

35

52

Rural

67

29

48

70

31

50

Urban

77

50

63

80

51

65

Balochistan

60

19

41

65

23

46

Rural

54

13

35

60

16

40

Urban

79

40

61

79

44

62

 

Education  plays a pivotal role for creation of skills and  human  capital  which  certainly  leads  to higher economic growth.   In our country, education is recognized as a fundamental right. Pakistan is, therefore, cognizant of the fact that achievement  of Universal Primary Enrolment will go a long way forward  to  improve  overall  education  and  literacy level.  The  government  of Pakistan  is hence committed to improving both the quality and the coverage of education through effective policy interventions  and  expenditure  allocations. International commitments require political will to achieve EFA goals and MDGs.

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37 thoughts on “Pakistan Literacy Rate

  1. amfahh ali

    i think pakistan spend its budget unfairly on education therefor we are so back in education even from our neibhor countires like: india

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  2. Hanif Meraj Jutt

    The literacy rate in Pakistan is 55% according to the government analysis, but current situation is tells us different, 75% population is living under the poverty line. How is that possible 55% population is educated?

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    1. Zain

      poor analysis also take some education rate… check state bank data…… regards zain waraich ( masters in economics with finance) thanks

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  3. noor

    if the so called democratic government leave its lavish ways of living cut budget from president and prime-ministers houses and stop distributing money of tax payers in the name of B-nazir income support we can achieve all targets including literacy.It is best understood by saying they achieve what they want to why not be democratic and say what people want.

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  4. hina malik

    mai ap ko aik bat batana chati ho k paper to honay hai agar ap paper nahi daina chate to ap na dain………..lolx

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  5. Taimoor Ali

    please more motivation needed for to enhance people to get education to increase aur litracy rate either by the electronic aur print media

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  6. Engineer Waleed Khan

    The Literacy rate; youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in Pakistan was reported at 79.42 in 2008, according to the World Bank. Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.Pakistan’s economy has suffered in the past from decades of internal political disputes, a fast growing population, mixed levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing confrontation with neighboring India. However, IMF-approved government policies, bolstered by foreign investment and renewed access to global markets, have generated solid macroeconomic recovery during the last decade. In Pakistan more than five thousand schools have been destroyed by militants in around five years who consider themselves as Muslims as well. This testifies that our education has been destroyed by non others than our own Muslim brothers.Unfortunately, in Pakistan, not only a very low percentage of resources is spent on education at the primary level but the sector is also beset by certain other problems. We would advise the provincial governments to use all their energies and devote more resources to ensure that the maximum number of children, especially in the rural areas, are enrolled in government schools, which should also be supervised and monitored properly, failing which the country is destined to face a bleak future. It is very painful to see the dismal conditions in Pakistan, when other countries facing similar environments have made rapid progress in this area over the years and improved their lot.

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  7. khurram

    INSHA-ALLAH Our literacy will increase. But our generation have to work hard. we have to courage our youngsters. we have to finish corruption in our institutes. As for as jobs are consurned, our goverment should improve and safe industry…..

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  8. Sara Ali

    We should bring change in our Education system. The education which we learnt in schools is fake. When you searched the topics of text books there are many false things applied to our education system. I wish I can do something for this country.

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  9. aysha

    be sincere with your country and do not support the corrupt people in any field
    of life , this is better for your next life and it up your personality

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  10. Essay writing

    Pakistan have great educational system in cities leatrcy rate is very good in Pakistan but in treble areas and interiors of country it is more effected due to feudalism.

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  11. umar farooq

    The current literacy rate of our country is almost 49.9%. We want to improve our educational system than we rise literacy rate. Another main problem is i think corruption. If we gave just 2 percent budget to education than how we improve our literacy rate. In pakistan universities are too expensive how people afford it. Please Please eliminate corruption its my humble request…

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  12. Usman Rauf

    VOICE of PPP..!!!
    Actually the problem is educated people in Pakistan are in surplus. Pakistan may not need more educated people. First we should create jobs for unemployeds then there would be need for universities. so let them take rest and donot make even satisfactory allocations for them.

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  13. arslan talat

    actually Pakistan having a lot of crises such like a power sector or like a terrisom…………..
    these issues directly impose on a literacy rate of a country……….
    so i wud like to say we shud both guys will be like as a one united nation then inshallah our education sector will re again in progress………

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