Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) is the top ranked university in Pakistan, according to the 2012 HEC (Higher Education Commission) ranking of universities in Pakistan. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is ranked 2nd overall in the nation and followed by Aga Khan University, Karachi (2nd nationally).

In another league table by Webometrics (January 2012), University of the Punjab is ranked 1st in the country (1781st globally) among the Top Colleges and Best Universities of Pakistan. Lahore University of Management Sciences is ranked 2nd nationally and followed by National University of Sciences & Technology in 3rd place.

Ranking of Universities of Pakistan 2012 (Top 10 list):
1 University of the Punjab
2 Lahore University of Management Sciences
3 National University of Sciences & Technology
4 Aga Khan University
5 University of Engineering & Technology Lahore
6 Government College University Lahore
7 University of Peshawar
8 Bahauddin Zakariya University
9 Agricultural University Peshawar
10 University of Karachi
Source: Webometrics

* Next: Top Engineering Universities in Pakistan

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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