GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan
TypePublic company
Founded2001; 22 years ago (2001)
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
Area served

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan is a Pakistani pharmaceutical company which is a subsidiary of British company GSK.[1] It is the largest pharmaceutical company in Pakistan.


The company started its operations in Pakistan as Glaxo Laboratories Pakistan Ltd and was listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange in 1951.[2]

GSK Pakistan equation was formed when Beecham, Glaxo Welcome and Smith Kline, all having a big name in the pharmaceutical market and that were separate entities before, merged in 2002.[3]

In December 2008, GSK Pakistan acquired operations of Bristol Myers Squibb in Pakistan for approximately US$36.5 million.[4]

In December 2010, the company acquired Stiefel Laboratories operations in Pakistan.[5]

GlaxoSmithKline's former logo, 2001-9 June 2022

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Limited (GSKCH)

In 2015, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Limited (GSKCH) was demerged from GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited (GLAXO).[6]

in 2016, GSKCH started operations as an independent company.[6]

In 2017, GSKCH got listed on PSX.[6]


GLAXO (GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited) manufactures and markets a wide variety of prescription medicines and vaccines.[6]

GSKCH (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Limited) sells over-the-counter medicines and consumer products.[6]


  1. ^ "GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited – a company overview (2014 version)". Business Recorder (newspaper). 2 December 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  2. ^ "GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited – a company overview (2016 version)". Business Recorder (newspaper). 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  3. ^ Hussain, Dilawar (27 August 2003). "GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan - a company profile". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  4. ^ Khan, Aamir Shafaat (23 December 2008). "Glaxo acquires Bristol Myers". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  5. ^ "GSK Pakistan takes over Stiefel's local operations". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e "GLAXO: earnings in red". Business Recorder (newspaper). 1 September 2022. Retrieved 3 November 2022.