MDG: (Govt implementing National Plan of Action to meet MDG)

ISLAMABAD: The government is implementing a National Plan of Action to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on children’s rights relating to health, education, poverty alleviation and social protection.

According to official sources, as a result of collective efforts by federal and provincial governments, the Net Enrolment Rate of primary age children in schools jumped from sixty-eight percent to seventy-two percent. An increase has also been registered in literacy rate from fifty-eight percent to sixty percent.