LAHORE  - Punjab University have won Pakistan Inter-Universities Women Chess Championship. The University of Lahore and University of Veterinary Sciences stood on 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. The championship was organised in collaboration of Higher Education Commission, PU Sports Department and Pakistan Chess Federation. This was a sequel to the Inter-Universities Men Chess Championship previously organised at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Women Chess teams of eight Universities took part in the event including Islamic University of Bahawalpur and Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. Interesting games were displayed in initial rounds after which Punjab University and University of Lahore teams succeeded in reaching the final of the event. In the final, Punjab University beat the UOL team 2-1 after a tough competition. Punjab University team consisted Maryam Butt, Nosheen Qaiser, Sidra Kanwal and Arooj Butt. Pakistan Chess Federation secretary Dr. Naeem Hamid Mirza also visited the venue and expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements by PU Sports Department.