• Literacy & Non Formal Basic Education Department
    Government of the Punjab

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Legal Premise

1. Constitutional Provisions of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

  • Article 2 states that Islam shall be the State Religion. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stressed that he had been sent as a ‘teacher’. As such the basis of Islam is teaching, education & learning. Moreover, the adult literacy component of NFE traces its roots to Sahab e Suffa of the Madni period of Prophethood.

  • Article 25 A extolls that State shall provide free & compulsory education to all children of the age of 05 to 16 years in such manner as may be determined by Law.

  • Article 37 B calls for removal of illiteracy.

  • Articles 29, 30, 31, 33, 36 & 40 stress that children of Pakistan be instilled with strong faith in religion, cultural values & traditions of society.

  • 18th Constitutional Amendment empowers and obligates the federating units of Pakistan to promulgate education policies & impart education accordingly.

2. Rules of Business Government of Punjab for L&NFBED.

3. International Commitments of Government of Pakistan.

  • Sustainable Development Goals, of United Nations which in Goal No. 04 advocate that Pakistan must ensure that all girls & boys complete free, equitable & quality primary education by 2030.

  • Child Rights Convention, of United Nations which in Article 28 espouse importance of free & compulsory primary level education.