Education made compulsory for Pakistani children
Islamabad, Nov 14 2012: Pakistan has made education free and compulsory for children aged between 5 and 16. Pakistan's National Assembly unanimously passed the right to free and compulsory education bill 2012. The bill was already passed by the Senate.
The bill also provides for 10 percent reserved seats for poor children in all private educational institutions. Law breakers will have to pay fine up to Rs.50,000 or a jail term of not less than six months. Religious Affairs Minister Syed Khurshid Shah said free and compulsory education for children is the top priority of the government.