He banned women from participating and from being spectators of sports and promoted purdah.
He suspended all fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution that had been adopted in 1973, including the right to be free of discrimination on the basis of sex.
The chapter was prepared by a working group of 28 professional women headed by Syeda Abida Hussain, chairperson of the Jhang District council at that time.
The main objective as stated in the Sixth Plan was "to adopt an integrated approach to improve women's status".
The status of women in Pakistan is one of systemic gender subordination even though it varies considerably across classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide due to uneven socioeconomic development and the impact of tribal, feudal, and capitalist social formations on women's lives.
Many religious groups in Pakistan, who have had more political power since the Zia-ul-Haq regime in the 1980s, advocate subordination of women in Pakistan.
Jinnah points out that Muslim women leaders from all classes actively supported the Pakistan movement in the mid-1940s.
Their movement was led by wives and other relatives of leading politicians.
Women were sometimes organised into large-scale public demonstrations.
Before 1947 there was a tendency for the Muslim women in Punjab to vote for the Muslim League while their menfolk supported the Unionist Party.