Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf)

Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf)

Infobox Company
company_name = Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan
company_type = Non-profit Waqf
foundation = 1948
location = Karachi
key_people = Hakim Mohammed Said
industry = Health Care, Food
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homepage = [http://www.hamdard.com.pk www.hamdard.com.pk]
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Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan is a famous pharmaceutical company in Pakistan. It was established in 1948 by Hakim Mohammed Said in Karachi, and became a waqf (non-profitable trust) in 1953. It is associated with Hamdard Foundation, Pakistan a charitable trust, through which it reinvests its profits into charitable activities.


Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed established Hamdard Dawakhana at Delhi, India in 1906. The Dawakhana soon gained a high reputation throughout the city as the finest supplier of herbs and in 1920 acquired the status of one of the finest pharmacies.

The premature death of Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed in 1922 was a big shock to the family because the two sons left by him were too young to handle the affairs of Hamdard. However, Mrs. Rabia, the widow of Late Abdul Majeed took command until Hakeem Abdul Hameed, the elder brother of Hakim Mohammed Said, assumed leadership.

In 1940, Hakim Mohammed Said (assassinated in late 1990s) joined Hamdard and by 1947, Hamdard became a prominent manufacturer of herbal products and medicines in the subcontinent.

After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Hakim Mohammed Said at the age of 29 migrated to Pakistan, and in the year of 1948 he established Hamdard Pakistan in Karachi on a modest scale.

Hakim Mohammed Said was a man of determination and rare qualities. By sheer dint of his labor, dynamism, and native genius he was able to make Hamdard the leading manufacturer of herbal medicines and products in Pakistan in just a span of six years.

In 1953, when Hamdard became a big pharmaceutical company, Hakim Mohammed Said declared it a "Waqf" (Trust). The "Waqf" has a religious basis and is irrevocable. A Waqf is considered to be under the ownership of God. It is an article of faith with Muslims that everything in this world belongs to God and man is only permitted a justifiable use of it. [ [http://www.hamdard.com.pk:9090/hamdard.com.pk/mission.jsp Hamdard History] ]

Charitable activities

Hamdard Foundation, Pakistan was established in 1964 in order to administer and control the charitable and philanthropic work separately and independently from a business unit. It is the first NGO of its nature that came into being in Pakistan.

Famous products

Hamdard Laboratories is famous for several products that are household names in Pakistan today. [ [http://www.hamdard.com.pk:9090/hamdard.com.pk/product.jsp Hamdard Products] ]
* Joshanda
* Joshina
* Safi
* Sualin
* Sharbat Faulad
* Suduri
* Rooh Afza Hamdogen

Research and development

Hamdard Laboratories central structure is based in Karachi consisting of a fully automated pharmaceutical manufacturing unit, and research units, manufacturing a wide spectrum of herbal products. Recently, a new industrial complex has been set up about 40 km from Karachi. This industrial complex is well-equipped with modern machinery and facilities, sufficient technically, mechanically and in many other ways to fulfil the demands for the next 15 years.

Apart from Karachi, its manufacturing units are also operating in other metro cities of Pakistan. In Lahore a factory is engaged in the production of syrups and medicines using most modern techniques.

Another factory at Peshawar is also one of the fully equipped factories engaged in the production of syrups, extractive distillates, semi-solid and solid preparations using automatic plants.

ee also

*Hakim Mohammed Said
*Hamdard Foundation
*Hamdard University
*Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories, India


External links

* [http://www.hamdard.com.pk Official website]

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