LAHORE - Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari will inaugurate the National Women’s Basketball Championship starting from October 3 at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. Top eight teams from around the country will be in action in five-day championship being hosted by Federal Basketball Association (FBBA) under the umbrella of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF). All the arrangements have been completed for smooth conduct of the event,” said Organizing Secretary and FBBA Secretary Ouj-e-Zahoor. He said Pool A comprises defending champion Pakistan Wapda, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Quetta while Pool B includes teams from Pakistan Army, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. “IPC Minister Ehsan-ur-Rehman Mazari will be chief guest at the opening ceremony while PSB Director General Col (R) Asif Zaman and other dignities will also present on the occasion. “On the opening day, Islamabad will take on Lahore while Wapda face Quetta, Army vie against Peshawar and Karachi compete against Rawalpindi. The semifinals will be played on Oct 6 and the final on Oct 7.”