CNBC Pakistan is the premier news and current affairs channel in Pakistan. Our aim is to highlight the business, economic, social and political issues that promise a better future for Pakistan. CNBC was launched by NBC Universal in the US in 1989. The channel quickly rose to market leadership in television business news with its bold move to broadcast directly from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Set up by Mr Zafar Siddiqui on 15th November 2005, the channel started off by leveraging its strong brand and business journalism expertise to the business community and has since branched into incisive coverage of News and Current Affairs. CNBC Pakistan operates out of Karachi and has bureaus in Lahore and Islamabad with affiliate stations in Quetta and Peshawar.