PKPA was founded in December 1997. It was brain child of Late Colonel Shamim, who was himself a kidney patient. A meager sum of Rs. 40,000/- was collected. An apartment was hired in Chaklala III, Rawalpindi. Furniture was collected from individual donors. A sign board was hung outside and a free clinic was started. A doctor volunteered free services for couple of hours a day. It was indeed a humble beginning.