- A consultative status (category 11) with the United Nations and ECOSOC.
- Drafting of the Muslim Family Law Ordinance (1961) laws which promote women’s rights within the family.
- Establishing some of Pakistan’s foremost higher education institutions for women including the Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan College of Home Economics, Karachi and the APWA College for Women in Lahore.
- APWA members have associated in the establishment of some of Pakistan’s premier women’s organisations such as Pakistan Women Lawyers Association (PWLA) and Pakistan Voluntary Health and Nutrition Association (PAVHNA) and Nursing Association of Pakistan.
- Advocacy by APWA members and their partners which lead to the establishment of women’s division by the government in 1989 which later evolved into a Ministry for Women’s Affairs.