The department has taken various initiatives to promote Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology & Tourism. For more details, click here.
In October 2011, new Department comprising on Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology, Department of Tourist Services & Tourism was created.
Up till 2003, sports was the subject of Education Department. In September 2003, the Sports Department was established. In February 2011, the Sports Department was disbanded and all the responsibilities, assets, liabilities and functions were transferred to the Higher Education Department. On 14th October 2012, Sports became the subject of a new Department Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology & Tourism.
- Top help build healthy and tolerant society through promotion of sports
- To conserve / preserve the cultural heritage of Punjab and develop it to have healthy share in the economic growth of Punjab and Pakistan
- To develop and promote tourism in Pakistan so as to attract tourists to our historical & cultural heritage, provide entertainment and recreation facilities to the people, and to spread benefits of tourism among the public for employment creation and poverty reduction with ultimate aim of contributing to our national economic growth