Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan located within the Islamabad Capital Territory. It has a population of 2 million.
Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the country. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads
of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the Margalla Pass acting as the gateway between the two regions.
Islamabad boasts the highest literacy rate in Pakistan at 88% and has some of the most advanced educational institutes in the country.
A large number of public and private sector educational institutes are present here. The higher education institutes in the capital are
either federally chartered or administered by private organisations and almost all of them are recognised by the Higher Education Commission
of Pakistan. High schools and colleges are either affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education or with the UK universities
education boards, O/A Levels, or IGCSE. According to Academy of Educational Planning and Management's report, in 2009 there were a total of 913
recognised institutions in Islamabad (31 pre-primary, 2 religious, 367 primary, 162 middle, 250 high, 75 higher secondary and intermediate colleges,
and 26 degree colleges)