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In November 1983, during a Scientific Session in the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, about thirty five professionals who had qualified in Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, decided to form a Chest Society. The gathering was varied with regards to seniority, experiences and positions. There were old people as well as young. There was male predominance but more active female participation as well. There were established colleagues as well as colleagues who had just started. In spite of all these diversities, there was unity to form an organization which could strive for and could protect the interests, rights and privileges of its members as Chest Physicians. It was in mid December i.e., 12th December 1983, that the Convening Committee was formed and work assigned to them. The constitution was prepared and presented in the Committee Meeting on 26th January 1984. The first General Body Meeting was held on 5th February, 1984 in Isphahani Hall, Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases and the 1st Elections were held. Dr Ghazala Ansari was the first elected president of the society. These elected office bearers did a lot of work for the organization of the society, particularly for its registration, for a regular office and for its finances. Mean while with the same feeling an organization was budding from the NWFP (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).