KASB Premier League
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The Karachi Premier League was created by and is owned by Karachi United Football Club. The event was started in the year 2003 as an all Karachi (Pakistan) Clubs league. In fact it was a pre-cursor to the National League of Pakistan i.e. the Pakistan Premier League.
At the outset, Karachi United were supported in setting up and financing the League by the KASB Group of Companies which was the Title Sponsor of the event for the first six editions.
- 2003: Karachi United
- 2004-05: Karachi United
- 2005-06: Karachi United
- 2006-07: Keamari Muhammadan
- 2007-08: Shazad Muhammadan
- 2008-09: Shazad Muhammadan
- 2009-10: Chanesar Blue
- 2010-11: Baloch Youth
Format and developments
In 2003, the inaugural Karachi Premier League saw ten teams competing on a single league basis with the famous Lyari based football Club, Hyderi Baluch crowned as its first Champions.
The first five Editions saw five different Champions until Shazad Muhammadan retained their title in the sixth Edition. The sixth Edition saw another changed format i.e. 16 top teams first played each other on a single league basis and then the top eight competed in playoffs (introduced for the first time).