Written by The Associated PressOn Monday, an estimated 6.2 million children, about half of whom are girls, attended school in the country.
The figure is expected to jump to nearly 10 million by the end of the year, according to a study by the University of California-Davis and the Associated Press.
The number of girls attending school in Pakistan has also increased by more than a quarter in the past two years.
It’s up from 1.7 million girls attending primary school in 2013.
There are also a number of social issues plaguing Pakistani schools, such as a shortage of teachers, inadequate facilities and inadequate school uniforms.
Some girls, including the new mothers, say they are more motivated to get their children to school because of a lack of funding and safety.