Sixty-nine percent of women and 50 percent of men in Pakistan cannot read or write according to Alif Ailaan (A for announcement), an alliance for education reform leading a communication campaign in the country.
Only 67 percent of Pakistani girls and 81 per cent of boys go to primary school, according to the United Nations. At secondary level, Pakistan's enrollment rate drops to 38 percent for boys – and 29 per cent for girls.
The education campaigners in Pakistan believe, Taliban and militancy is not the only reason behind the lack of good public education system in the country. They believe that Pakistan needs to spend more on education and declare an education emergency.
In the country's 2013-2014 budget, Pakistan set aside 54 percent for defense and repaying loans Education only got 2 percent.
This infographic was originally prepared and published by Al Jazeera and has been repurposed for posting on Facebook by Ilm Ideas. http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201310311916-0023159