People from both the Punjabs intermingled and it led to many new social developments. A large number of the Sikhs and Hindus from Rawalpindi and Multan division who were engaged in trade resettled in the backward towns and villages of East Punjab. This quickened the pulse of social life. The free and easy culture of the West Punjab had a liberalizing influence on the women of East Punjab, who emulating the example of their counterparts from West Punjab began to discard the purdah and were becoming co- sharerness of their husband’s business.
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