In 1986 the founder president of Insan Dost Association (IDA),Mr.Anjum raza a field worker in State Life Insurance Company, visited a brick kiln with his co-workers for the life insurance of workers or owner. The brick kiln workers began to weep bitterly before them and requested to release them from the hardships and loans of the kiln owner. They also explained how they spent almost their whole life with the family working on the kiln just to return their loans but there was no decrease in the loans. They were deprived of their fundamental rights of freedom of movement, choice of job, access to basic social services, and subjected to extreme forms of physical, mental and sexual abuse. Learning about their plight the field worker Mr. Anjum raza mattu decided to work for the protection of the rights of bonded laborers. His aspiration to help the poor and downtrodden in his community later forced his to work for the Bonded labor Liberation Front (BLLF) Pakistan. As a result IDA came into existence in 2002 under social welfare agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 as a humanitarian organization working for democracy and human rights to shape a violence free and just society.
IDA strives to achieve a bonded-labor free society by building the awareness of bonded labor regarding their rights, organizing and mobilizing them to struggle for their rights, advocating for their rights with those practicing and promoting bonded labor, and working with government agencies and civil society to provide freedom, social protection and citizenship rights to people in bondage.