This briefing paper on Financing Quality Basic Education for All in Pakistan has been specially commissioned by PILDAT to review the past and present financial allocations for basic education in Pakistan and compare with the allocations made in some other comparable countries. The paper is meant to give the background and current status of education in Pakistan with an aim to brief Parliamentarians and Provincial Legislators on this important subject to monitor progress towards achieving the MDGs both at the federal and provincial level. PILDAT endeavors to enhance the awareness of elected legislators to enhance decisions and policy making to promote increased education investments at the national and provincial levels and to monitor the effectiveness and progress of EFA in their constituencies and raise concerns with the local administration or in the parliament. This paper has been produced as PILDAT is organizing a series of roundtable discussions for parliamentarians and provincial legislators to underscore the importance of their pro-active stand both within and outside the legislatures for adequate allocation of financial resources for quality basic education. We hope that this paper and the roundtables are able to revive and sustain an informed discourse at different forums and in the media about this critical issue concerning our future as a country.