Welcome to the Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation
The Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation (PBBF) is responsible for the promotion and growth of the game of bodybuilding in Pakistan under the patronage of its affiliated member organizations. PBBF is the member organization of World Bodybuilding Federation (WBF) and the Asian Bodybuilding Federation (ABF).
In 1952, the first bodybuilding competition under title “Mr. Lahore” was held. Later this competition was named as “Mr. Punjab”. In the same year, annual contest of “Mr. Pakistan” was introduced in Lahore. The second annual contest for Mr. Pakistan was held in December 1953 with participation of the bodybuilders from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Quetta, Karachi and Dacca. In the event, Miss Joan Hunt and Miss Britain 1952 performed their duties as a judge for the selection of “Mr. Pakistan Title”. Accordingly, third and fourth annual contests for Mr. Pakistan were also held in Lahore. Bodybuilders from all over the Pakistan competed in these events.
In 1956, in addition to the admired title of Mr. Pakistan, the PABA introduced a new event, “Junior Mr. Pakistan” aimed at encouraging youngsters. Since then, the contests for the selection of Mr. and Junior Mr. Pakistan are being organized by PABA annually.
Presently, Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema and Sheikh Farooq Iqbal are overseeing the affairs of the PBBF as President and Secretary General respectively.
- Asian Bodybuilding Championship, 16-21 July 2008, Hong Kong. Two Bodybuilders obtained 4th and 8th positions.
- 62nd IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships, 2-7 November 2008, Bahrain. Pakistani bodybuilders achieved 15th position.
- Asian Bodybuilding Championship, 11-17 August 2009, Pattaya, Thailand. Two Pakistani bodybuilders participated and both obtained 8th position in their respective weight category (75 kg & 80 kg).