MARHABA Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. was conceived by Hakeem Muhammad Usman during his student days at Tibbia College Lahore where he would often ponder over the reasons for the decline of Oriental Pharmacy which had such a glorious past and a comprehensive pharmacopoeia withstanding the test of time for a thousand years. He felt hurt to see this rich heritage being lost and people falling prey to gimmicks and slogan mongering of the contemporary pharmaceutical industry which has converted this noble profession in service to humanity and Allah into just another mass production industry with the sole objective of selling the product and earning huge profits After that graduation, Hakeem Muhammad Usman along with four younger brothers established MARHABA Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. on the 1st of July 1975.
The aim was to produce oriental medicines and natural dietary supplements in a modern and scientific manner so that the age old prescriptions and remedies, reach the customer in a ready to use form, without in any way affecting their efficacy and natural qualities. It was indeed a very tall enterprise and resources were limited. The start was, therefore, very modest but dedication to the cause, honest approach and stringent quality control, more than compensated the financial inadequacies. Soon, the reward came in the shape of unprecedented public appreciation and encouragement due to the purity of natural herbal products From then on there was no looking back. Today, MARHABA Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. is a household name with its literal meaning (Bravo, Well done, Welcome) not only in Pakistan but all over the world where Asian and other people conversant with the efficacy of oriental medicines live.