Higher Education forms part of every society. This study focuses on the higher education in Pakistan. It presents development of higher education in Pakistan in which the government has played a major rule for forty years.
The higher education system in Pakistan for the majority of the years has remained under the state control; government has played a major role in policy making and implementation. This dependence has given growth to a higher education dependent on the government funds. With an increase in the student numbers, diversification of higher education and with the entrance of private sector has changed the scenario.
The increase in number of private higher educational institutions with government finances shrinking, has given rise to a lot of challenges for the future of higher education in Pakistan. These challenges if not addressed effectively and properly can give rise to number of problems that can have an adverse effect on the development of higher education Pakistan.