Definition of literacy Traditionally considered the ability to use written language actively and passively, some definitions of literacy consider it the ability to "read, write, spell, listen, and speak."
Many people around the world are very poor and do not have enough money for education and are illiterate….
But Greg Mortenson, through his non-profit Central Asia Institute (CAI), has worked to promote peace through education by establishing more than 171 schools, most of them for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The literacy rate ranges from 87% in Islamabad to 20% in the Kohlu District. Between 2000—2004, Pakistanis in the age group 55–64 had a literacy rate of almost 30%, those aged between 45–54 had a literacy rate of nearly 40%, those between 25–34 had a literacy rate of 50%, and those aged 15–24 had a literacy rate of more than 60% Literacy in Pakistan
From the map below, we can see that people from more developed countries have a higher percentage of literacy and those from third world countries have a lesser percentage of literate people.