The fact is that in order to have a functional democracy, there should be a literate society. As
democracy and education are a inseparable duo.
Democracy is government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The word people here is
of primary importance. It is because, the concept of democracy revolves around people. The ideals
of democracy can survive only in a literate society. It is quite difficult for a democracy to flourish in
an illiterate society. Democracy postulates enlightenment, which can only be possible through
education. Similarly, democracy envisions free exchange of ideas, expressions. These privileges are
almost non-existent in an illiterate society. Democracy advocates tolerance for dissents, especially in
a multicultural society such as Pakistan. This tolerance of dissent is a rare commodity in an illiterate
society. Also, democracy ideals for more equitable social, political and economic order in a society.