Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBF) is the national governing body for the promotion and development of sport of Basketball in the Country. Basketball was introduced in the Sub-Continent in 1900 and got popularity in Lahore and Karachi. At the time of independence, the basketball association was named “Karachi Amateur Basketball Association”. Later the Pakistan Amateur Basketball Federation was formally raised in February 1952 and started its functions in early 1953. PBF is affiliated with International Basketball Federation (F.I.B.A) and Asian Basketball Confederation (A.B.C).
In the late 20's, the game of basketball became one of the regular University Sports. The Punjab Olympic Association took the initiative in introducing the game of Basketball in the Delhi Games. In 1936, the game was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was included in the World Olympics at Berlin.