Islamabad has many landmarks in it including Pakistan's National Monument, Democracy Square and the Faisal Mosque which is largest in the South Asia and fourth largest in the world. Islamabad is categorised very high on the Human Developement Index, highest in the country. Things are very expensive in Islamabad and it has highest cost of living in Pakistan. It's population is dominated by middle and upper middle class citizens. It is a hub of educational institutes and there are 20 famous universities in it including PIEAS, Quaid-e-Azam University, COMSATES Institute of Information Technology and NUST. With 1,900 CCTV cameras the city has the most expensive surveillance system in Pakistan and is rated as the safest city in Pakistan.
In 2010 according to the World Bank Doing Business Report Islamabad was ranked as the best place to start business in Pakistan. Businesses in Islamabad are more compliant to pay tax dues, as in 2012 Rs 371 billion in tax revenue was collected from Islamabad LTU, which contributes 20% of the Federal Board Tax revenue. With the addition of two software technology parks, the city has seen enormous expansion in information and communication technology. The city is home to many foreign and national information technology companies. 36 IT companies are working in Awami Markaz IT Park, while Evacuee Trust houses 29 companies. In assistance from North Korea, in 2020 Islamabad will see its 3rd IT Park.