Women In Education

Women in Education sector of Pakistan have made remarkable contributions to the sector, significantly advancing the academic and research landscape.

Women have continuously been making progress in Pakistan's education system in spite of various obstacles. In order to close the gender gap in education and guarantee that more girls have access to high-quality education, efforts by the public sector and civil society are essential. This advancement is critical to the nation's overall socioeconomic development.

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Women in Education - Higher Education Commission (HEC) 

The HEC has documented substantial increases in the number of female faculty with PhDs across Pakistan's universities. Efforts to enhance women's participation in academia have led to more women pursuing advanced degrees and occupying faculty positions in both public and private universities.

Pakistan boasts a substantial number of higher education institutions that contribute significantly to the country's education sector. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, there are numerous universities across the country, spanning various regions and offering a wide range of programs.

1. Punjab:

    - Islamabad’s Notable universities include Quaid-e-Azam University, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), and COMSATS University Islamabad. These institutions are known for their rigorous academic programs and research output.

    - Lahore is home to prominent institutions such as the University of the Punjab, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and Government College University.

Other significant universities include Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan and Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi.

2. Sindh:

    - Karachi hosts several key universities including the University of Karachi, Aga Khan University, and NED University of Engineering and Technology. Hyderabad and Jamshoro also have important institutions like Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.

3.  Balochistan:

    - Major universities include the University of Balochistan in Quetta and Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology in Khuzdar.

4. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

    - Peshawar is known for the University of Peshawar and Khyber Medical University. Additionally, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is a notable institution in Topi.

5. Azad Kashmir:

    - Significant universities include the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur University of Science and Technology.

6. Gilgit-Baltistan:

    - Karakoram International University in Gilgit is a major educational institution in the region.

Many of these universities have a substantial number of women faculty members contributing to their academic and research excellence. For example, Quaid-e-Azam University and the Aga Khan University have several women professors and researchers who are leaders in their fields.

More details in the following paragraphs regarding the notable universities in Pakistan.

Women in Education - Universities in Pakistan

Here's an overview highlighting the impactful roles of women faculty members at some of Pakistan's leading universities.

Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU)

QAU boasts a diverse and accomplished faculty across various departments. For instance, the Department of English includes notable scholars such as Dr. Aroosa Kanwal, who has authored several influential books and won multiple awards, including the UK Alumni Professional Achievement Award and QAU’s Best Performance Award. Another distinguished faculty member is Dr. Sara Ali, whose research contributes to the discourse on various Pakistan based issues and postcolonial studies. (QAU English Dept.)​.

In the Department of Mathematics, women faculty members are instrumental in research and education. The department, one of the oldest at QAU, prides itself on high-class scientific research and a significant number of MPhil and PhD graduates​ (Mathematics @ Quaid-i-Azam University)​. Additionally, the Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies at QAU is another key area where women faculty play a crucial role in advancing gender studies and promoting interdisciplinary research (CEGS)​.

Aga Khan University (AKU)

Aga Khan University is renowned for its medical and educational programs. Women faculty at AKU have been pivotal in both teaching and research. They lead significant projects and contribute to global health research, ensuring the university's programs are recognized internationally.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

LUMS is another leading institution where women faculty have a significant presence. They contribute to various departments, including social sciences, law, and business. Their work not only influences academic thought but also shapes public policy and corporate practices in Pakistan.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

At NUST, women are integral to engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields. Their contributions have led to numerous innovations and advancements in technology and science, helping NUST maintain its reputation as a top technical university in the region.

University of Karachi

The University of Karachi has a strong contingent of women faculty members across disciplines. Their research and academic leadership have fostered an environment of excellence and innovation in various fields, from natural sciences to humanities.

The contributions of women in academia are notable across these institutions. They are engaged in cutting-edge research, administration, and policy-making, significantly impacting Pakistan's education sector. The growing presence of women in higher education as faculty members and administrators reflects the progress and the crucial role they play in the country's development.

The exact number of female PhD faculty members in Pakistan's universities is not easily accessible in a single source, but substantial information highlights their significant presence and contributions.

Women in Education - Research, Development, Statistics & Initiatives

Research and Development

Female faculty members are actively involved in research projects, contributing to the country's academic output. They hold significant positions such as department heads, deans, and directors of research centers, influencing policy and academic standards.

Statistics and Initiatives

While specific numbers are not readily available, initiatives to increase female academic participation have been fruitful. Women now represent a growing percentage of the academic workforce, driven by policies promoting gender equality and educational opportunities for women.

For more detailed and updated statistics, consulting HEC's annual reports and university-specific publications would provide deeper insights into the number and impact of female PhD faculty members in Pakistan.

Women in Education - Schools and Colleges in Pakistan

Schools and colleges in Pakistan serve as the fundamental building blocks of the country's education system, paving the way for higher education and beyond. These institutions play a crucial role in nurturing young minds, providing them with foundational knowledge and skills that form the bedrock of their academic journey.

Through dedicated efforts, teachers and administrators in schools and colleges across the nation strive to impart quality education, instill values, and foster critical thinking among students.

Their relentless commitment to academic excellence creates a strong educational foundation, preparing students for the challenges of higher education and beyond.

As the backbone of Pakistan's education system, schools and colleges shape the future generation, empowering them to contribute meaningfully to society and drive positive change in various spheres of life starting from Montessori & pre-schools, Kinder Garten (KG), primary, secondary, O-level and A-level schools.

Most of these institutions have been established by women and while most of these are managed under the administration of women.

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Women in Education - Province-wise Schools and Colleges in Pakistan

Here's a breakdown of schools and colleges in various provinces of Pakistan. These are only some of the institutions under the topic of Women in Education:



  • Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Lahore
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • The City School, Various Cities


  • Karachi Grammar School (KGS), Karachi
  • The City School, Various Cities
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • St. Patrick's High School, Karachi
  • Habib Public School, Karachi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP):

  • Edwardes College, Peshawar
  • The City School, Various Cities
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • Army Burn Hall College, Abbottabad
  • Fazaia Inter College, Peshawar


  • Tameer-e-Nau Public College, Quetta
  • Balochistan Residential College, Loralai
  • The City School, Various Cities
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • Fazaia Degree College, Quetta


  • Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit
  • The City School, Various Cities
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • Public School and College, Gilgit
  • Al-Hamd School System, Various Cities

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK):

  • Al-Huda Public School, Muzaffarabad
  • The City School, Various Cities
  • Beaconhouse School System, Various Cities
  • Dar-e-Arqam Schools, Various Cities
  • Al-Noor School System, Various Cities



  • Aitchison College, Lahore
  • Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), Lahore
  • Government College University (GCU), Lahore
  • Forman Christian College (FCC), Lahore
  • Cadet College Hasan Abdal 


  • NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  • Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  • Habib University, Karachi
  • Cadet College Petaro, Jamshoro

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP):

  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  • Islamia College University, Peshawar
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi


  • University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Fazaia Degree College, Quetta


  • Karakoram International University, 
  • Gilgit Baltistan University, Skardu

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK):

  • University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad

Women in Education - A Tribute from MizLink Pakistan

MizLink Pakistan pays tribute to the relentless and sincere capabilities of women in education sector of Pakistan. Our endeavor is to showcase the reality on the ground with regard to the extensive efforts of our accomplished women in serving this exceedingly noble profession.