Qaumi Asataza Conference 2013

On December 26, for the first time in the country’s history, nearly 400 teachers from government schools across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad to talk about education reform.

The Qaumi Asataza Conference 2013 (National Teachers’ Conference) brought together government teachers, politicians, educationists and religious scholars to discuss new ways to address an old and intractable problem. Meesaq-e-Ilm, a charter of knowledge co-drafted by representatives of teachers’ unions and senior educationists and supported by Alif Ailaan was introduced and endorsed by the delegates at the conference.