Women Development Department was established on April 4, 2012 under "Punjab Women Empowerment Package 2012 (PWEP)" announced on International Women's Day on March 8, 2012. This policy document comprises multiple reforms in legal, administrative and institutional spheres while providing new initiatives to safeguard women's rights and is expected to transform the socio-economic status of women by expanding opportunities available to them.

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Woman can do wonders for the betterment of her country and society. It is essential, therefore, for her to be educated so that her faculties be activated and she can take decisions based on good sense and not necessarily because men want things done in a certain day.

(Madar-e-Millat, 10th March 1956)