32% of Children Do Not Go to School in Pakistan: Bureau of Statistics

Survey conducted by the Bureau of Statistics further reveals that 40% of the households in the country suffered from malnutrition during the first wave of corona virus

WEB DESK: For the first time in the country’s history, Federal Bureau of Statistics has conducted an electronic survey on standard of living in the country.

According to the survey report, 32% of children between the ages of 5 and 16 in the country are not going to school, the literacy rate in the country is stagnant at 60 percent. The reports says that literacy rate has declined in Sindh, while the school enrollment is stagnant at primary, middle and matriculation level.

According to the survey, Punjab had the highest school enrollment, KP was second, Sindh was third and Balochistan was last. According to the report, 47% children in Balochistan and 26% in Punjab are not going to school.

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Survey conducted by the Bureau of Statistics further reveals that 40% of the households in the country suffered from malnutrition during the first wave of corona virus.

Currently, the highest rate of malnutrition is in Balochistan, 23% of households in the province are suffering from severe or moderate malnutrition, and 14% of households in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are suffering from malnutrition.

According to the survey results, 93% of the population in the country has mobile phone facility, 65% of men and 25% of women have mobile phones.

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