In order to understand both issues

In order to understand both issues, this section makes an attempt understand the educational policy context of Pakistan and refers to the official educational policy documents (1970, 1972-1980, 1992-2002, 1998-2010, 2009) issued by the Ministry of Education; b) the eight five-year development plans prepared by the Planning Commission; and c) reports of educational conference (1947), and commission reports (1947, 1951, 1959). More emphasis is given to the new policies that have been implemented to accelerate efforts to achieve EFA. It includes the Education Sector Reforms, Action Plan (ESR 2001-2004); the Poverty Reduction Strategy 2001-2004 (mainly prepared to foster economic development); and the National Plan of Action on Education for All 2001-2015