Not only that number of teachers is inadequate, their training is also inadequate. Many in the rural areas do not even show up for work. They don’t have much respect in the society and the profession does not attract talented and motivated people. Total number of teachers is 1,723,790 with 52% serving pubic and 48% private sector There are 209 teachers training institutes, 75% public and 25% private with total enrolment of 0.723 million, 99% in public and 1% in private sector Our Goals for Education Program The most precious of resources available to Pakistan is its young population. The most important goal of all institutions of the country should be to harness its energies for the betterment of the country and the world. Education sector is critical to achieving this goal. However, years of poor planning and neglect by all successive governments has given rise to a situation in education sector which cannot be rectified overnight. There are also structural and social barriers which will have to be addressed. Thus, we will have to adopt a step wise approach with short and long term goals based on availability of resources and institutional capacity. Education is a provincial responsibility. Federal government can support through providing technical support, funding research about education related issues to find solutions, capacity building of provincial education departments and offer funding incentives. In the long term we envision: All citizens to have access to free of cost state of the art education Complete elimination of illiteracy and ignorance Everyone to be able to go back to school any time they choose Education which broadens the mind and encourages critical thinking, which develops respects for other faiths and encourages peaceful coexistence with diverse groups. Education to be a source of enlightenment rather than merely a means to make money. Pakistan to be a country where every child can become whatever she or he aspires for. In short, to prepare a generation which contributes to world peace, solve humanity’s problems, takes a leadership role, and addresses future challenges. In the short and medium term, we want to ensure: 100% access to free education and skills development for all children Improving the quality of education to eventually make it at par with country’s top private institutions.