Out-of-school children in Balochistan

2016-12-03T22:23:56+05:00

Despite the improvement in other sectors, the Balochistan government has failed to enrol all the children of Balochistan into school. Around 1.8 million children are still out of school which is increasing the illiteracy rate, estimated to be 39 percent. In Pakistan a total number of 24.02 million children are out of school, and Balochistan has the highest percent of out-of-school children at 70 percent. The provincial government has always ignored Balochistan and never been serious enough to bring the out-of-school children back. The saddening news is that these children are being enrolled in different dangerous activities including crimes which have totally devastated their entire lives. I would like to request the Balochistan government to put more efforts to increase enrolment of more children so that these children should be avoid bad activities.

SANAULLAH SAMAD,

Turbat, November 2.

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