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Introduction Education is the most important factor which plays a leading role in human resource development. It promotes productive and informed populace and creates opportunities for the socially and economically deprived sections of society. Educational philosophy stresses on a learning process through which knowledge, skills and experience are transferred from one generation to the next generation through teaching, training, research and development that ultimately replicate the socioeconomic development of the country. Education prevails over behaviors of the individuals and institutional managers working for the development/poverty alleviation and fundamental change of society and sustainable economic development which is a key to opening of venues for development towards the competitive international community as well. Globalization has made economic life more competitive and demanding, making human expertise development more significant. Only as educated workforce equipped with modern skills can compete and benefit from exploiting the opportunities created by globalization. United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 guarantees the right to Education under its Article 13. Pakistan is signatory of UNESCO under the “Education for All” program. Pakistan is committed to achieve universal enrolment in Primary Education by 2015. Government of Pakistan has made Education free and compulsory up to Grade 10.Parliament of Pakistan has passed a bill for free and compulsory education following Article 25-A of the constitution that entitled the right of education to every child of age 5 to 16 years. Framework for Economic Growth 2011 of Planning Commission of

Pakistan focuses on the vision of socio-economic development of the country. This chapter presents an overview of the Millennium Development…...

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