MARHABA Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. was conceived by Hakim 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.
This, they do through a very well organized network of marketing and advertising which has overwhelmed the allopathic practitioners so much that they have become merely an extension of pharmaceutical industry. Hakim Muhammad Usman correctly deduced that people of the Orient still considered herbal medicines more reliable and suited to local climatic environments than synthetic drugs. Increasing usage of such drugs primarily because of their free availability in ready to use form. It was then he decided to improve its status among various systems for medical treatment.
After that graduation, Hakim 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, Weldone, Welcome) not only in Pakistan but all over the world where Asian and other people conversant with the efficacy of oriental medicines live, particularly in Middle Eastern countries where there is generally more awareness about the true worth and benefits of herbal medicines.