AR Banarsi was founded By Mr. Abdul Hakim who migrated from Varanasi, India in 1954 with generous knowledge of weaving. He started a wholesale business from scratch in a small Town of Banaras, Karachi. In the 70s he started a retail business and has been awarded as the first person to have a retail outlet in Banaras town.
At the AR Banarsi factory, all fabrics are weaved on khadi (handlooms). The threads used are mostly pure silk which was earlier produced in Changa Manga, Punjab but now are being exported from China. The designing of motifs is all under the roof of the Banarsi Al Rahim Brothers.