This article studies the plight of women's education in Pakistan. Analysing the education policies given by the successive governments in different periods of time, this study finds that despite the scarce resources, the education policies had potential to produce good results but they failed to deliver due to lack of political will of the governments to implement those policies and to establish the goal of universal education especially for women. The democratic governments of post-Zia period worked positively in this direction since they required women vote which constituted half of the franchise. The government of General Pervez Musharraf promoted education sector from primary to higher level and showed strong will towards women's education. This study concludes that goal of women's education could only be achieved with robust political will of the government.