ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) was holding the 13th edition of the Pakistan Premier Football League, the second event of its activity calendar, from August 14. According to Muhammad Naveed Akram, the defending champions Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) Rawalpindi would be the favorites to win the title for the sixth time, said a press release issued here. The first round of the league would be played in Multan, later in Rawalpindi, Quetta and Karachi. A total of twelve teams have confirmed their participation in the event, including Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), Pakistan Army, Sui Southern Gas Company, Pakistan Air Force, PCCA, Muslim Club, Pakistan Navy, Wapda, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines, Baloch Club Quetta, Karachi United, and Huma Club Islamabad. The teams of Baloch Club Quetta, Karachi United and Huma Club Islamabad qualified for PPL last year.