The Punjab Cup Women Archery Championships kicked off at Lahore’s Punjab Stadium on Friday.
The two-day tournament has been organised by the Punjab Archery Association in collaboration with the Punjab Sports Board.
Female archers from Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar, Islamabad and other cities of the province are taking part in the competition.
Sara Dilshad of Lahore, Ishrat from Jhang and Bahawalpur’s Hina showed excellent performance in the 70 metre competitions while Lahore’s Rimsha, Bahawalpur’s Farah Abbasi, Noorul Huda of Multan and Jhang’s Samia excelled in the 30m contests.
The participants said that there is a lot of scope for them in the sport.
Punjab Sport Secretary Ayub Chaudhry said at the opening ceremony that women are an important part of our society and they must take part in as many sports activities as men.
“It’s the only way through which they can demonstrate their talents in various sports fields,” he added.