LAHORE - The Inter-Division general public and education sector badminton, kabaddi, cricket, boxing and karate competitions of the Punjab Youth Festival (PYF) concluded on Thursday.

Lahore Division women won the Inter-Division cricket title played here at the Kinnaird College ground. They defeated Gujranwala by 65 runs in the title encounter. Batting first, Lahore Division team collected 94 runs in the stipulated overs without any loss. Faryal and Ali struck 54 and 32 runs respectively. In reply, Gujranwala girls could manage to score paltry 29-8 in the allotted overs. Iram Javed grabbed three wickets and Faryal took two for the winning side.

The general public badminton trophy went to Gujranwala, who defeated Rawalpindi by 2-1 while Punjab University emerged as victorious in education sector badminton contest. The PU students beat Sargodha University by 2-0 in the title clash. Ammar was declared the best player of the event. Another player Subhan said that the PYF events had created an atmosphere of competition among the youth of the country. Later, chief guest Adnan Saeed Rizvi distributed prizes among the winners.

Lahore pugilists demonstrated boxing skills to clinch the PYF Inter-Division Boxing Championship title with gathering 45 points at Civil Lines College on Thursday. In all, boxing teams from nine divisions took part in three weight categories -55, -65 and 75 plus. Lahore boxers Zulqarnain, Shahzaib and Hamza Fiaz stamped their authority by clinching gold medals in their respective weight categories. Young boxer Hamza Fiaz was adjudged as the best player of the event. Faisalabad and Sargodha Divisions grabbed second and third positions respectively.

Multan Division claimed the PYF Inter-Division Women Karate title here at Sports Board Punjab Gymnasium Hall. Lahore and Faisalabad were declared runners-up jointly while the third place went to Sargodha. Fauzia Perveen of Lahore won the Inter-Division karate title in 58kg category. Sadeema of Faisalabad finished second while Sana Iqbal of Sargodha and Multan’s Saba earned third position jointly.

Misbah of Multan emerged as the winner in the 52kg class contest while the second position was won by Mehwish Dishad of Lahore while the third position was shared by Shakira of Gujranwala and Umaira of Sargodha. In-48kg category, Sumayya Muneer of Faisalabad grabbed the first position followed by Multan’s Rifat while the third spot was shared by Rukhsana of Sargodha and Sidra Saeed of Gujranwala.

The Inter-Division kabaddi event concluded here at the Railways Stadium with Sahiwal lifting kabaddi title after beating Gujranwala 56-51. Sohail, Akbar and Rashid performed well for the winners. University of Central Punjab won the university level kabaddi title after edging out Sargodha University in the final by 51-31 while Punjab College clinched the college level title defeating Punjab College Faisalabad by 56-48. Sargodha University was victorious in the men’s university level cricket event as they thrashed University of Central Punjab and in the college level, Punjab College of Commerce registered victory against Post Graduate College Multan to clinch the trophy.