Imran Khan (PTI)

Imran Khan

Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party.

PTI will declare a national emergency to tackle illiteracy

Illiteracy is one of the biggest obstacles to Pakistan’s social and economic progress. Literacy is a fundamental human right and is essential to social and human development. For individuals, families, and societies alike, it is an instrument of empowerment to improve people’s health, income, and their relationship with the world. It is a national shame that Pakistan’s illiteracy rate of around 46% is creating a nation oppressed by poor life outcomes, such as poverty, unemployment, social exclusion, crime, violence and long term illness. That is why last year I commissioned international scholar Dr Azeem Ibrahim to research and put together the ...

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