The fastest growing metropolis in the country, Islamabad is progressing and developing rapidly. The city brims with activities, places to visit, cultural and heritage sites and contains a wealth of entertainment. The universities that cater to a large student population rank alongside some of the best in the country, and indeed in the region.
Quaid-e-Azam University is a premier post-graduate university, with some of the best faculty members and teaching facilities available in the country. In addition, the university also has one of the most picturesque campuses in Asia. Several other places of education have established themselves as the best. These include the International Islamic University boasting a host of international students, Iqra University which also ranks amongst the best, Hamdard University, Preston University, and a score of others.
Hospitals and health facilities abound in the city, with at least three comprehensive government hospitals offering the latest, hygienic conditions, namely the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the Federal Government Services Hospital and the CDA Hospital. There are also private hospitals such as the Islamabad Private Hospital, the Shifa International, and various others like the Naval Hospital and the Air Force Medical facility. These facilities all have comprehensive provisions such as ambulance networks, emergency rooms and specialized departments such as Cardiology, Surgery and
Rescue 15 is an innovative emergency service provided by the city in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory police and various hospitals. These services are based around a response system to any emergency, such as theft, any malicious activity or a medical related crisis.