Allama Iqbal Town (Urdu: علامہ اقبال ٹاؤن) (also known as Iqbal Town or abbreviated as AIT) is a commercial and a residential locality in the south-western Lahore.[1]

Allama Iqbal Town
علامہ اقبال ٹاؤن
Residential area
Iqbal Town is located in Lahore
Iqbal Town
Iqbal Town
Location in Lahore
Iqbal Town is located in Pakistan
Iqbal Town
Iqbal Town
Iqbal Town (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 31°30′40″N 74°17′2″E / 31.51111°N 74.28389°E / 31.51111; 74.28389
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
Founded byMohsin Kamal Khan
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Lahore GPO (54000)
Area code042

It is named after Allama Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan. Development was started in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was developed by Hassan Zaman Pvt Limited. It was previously famed for its name in Urdu, 'Sola Sau Acre سولہ سو ایکڑ' (meaning 1600 acres), due to its area. Its boundaries are marked by Multan Road to the west and north, and by Wahdat Road to the south.

Iqbal Town has been home to famous actors and actresses of Pakistani film industry, Lollywood. Because the Shahnoor Studios and Bari studios are situated very close to the area, many film actors and actresses used to live here in the past. However, most of them have now moved to the posh suburban areas of the city.

Iqbal town's main boulevard is one of the busiest road of Lahore. It also has a parking plaza in Moon Market. College block, Pak block, Asif Block, Kashmir block, Huma block and Jahanzeb block are situated on the main boulevard which starts from Multan Road (the intersection famously known as 'Scheme moare'. Moare means corner in the Urdu language) and leads towards Wahdat Road and then the Punjab University campus.

Neighboring localities constitute of Wahdat Colony, Ichhra, Samanabad, Garden Town, Mustafa Town, Sabzazar and Said Pur. Major commercial markets are Karim Block Market (adjacent to Umer Block and Karim Block) - famous for the garments shops located there) and Moon Market (Dubai Chowk).

The oldest open university in Pakistan Allama Iqbal Open University's Lahore campus is located in Raza Block of Allama Iqbal Town. It also houses the Karim Block Market nearby.

Allama Iqbal Town consists of a total of 22 residential divisions called 'blocks' listed alphabetically: Asif, Badr, Chenab, College, Gulshan, Huma,Hunza Jahanzeb, Khyber, Kamran, Karim, Kashmir, Mehran, Muslim, Nargis, Neelam, Nishtar, Nizam, Pak, Rachna, Raza, Ravi, Sikander, Sutlej, Umar and Zeenat.

Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park


This park has been a source of entertainment and enjoyment in the area for almost three decades now. It was opened to general public in April, 1982. The park is known for its vast lush green gardens, enjoyments rides, different food stalls, boating area for paddle and motorboats, an artificial waterfall and an artificial hill for one's climbing and hiking experience. Families spend their holiday time enjoying rides, food and sunlight on winter afternoons. They come in crowds to enjoy the rides, greenery and the shade on summer nights.

Karim Block Market


The Karim Block Market is one of Lahore's busiest market areas and is situated along the Wahdat Road. The market comprises hundreds of retail and wholesale garment outlets, pharmacies, grocery stores, eateries and restaurants.[2][failed verification] There are also some petrol pumps, a Gourmet Bakery and branches of the Punjab Bank, MCB and Allied Bank, Meezan Bank, Bank of Khyber, Bank Alfalah, Faysal Bank as well as internationally renowned IT Enabled businesses including GreenwichBell within the premises of the Karim Block commercial zone. Karim Block Market houses many factory outlets including Levis, Outfitters, Minnie and Minors, Shirt and Tie, Royal Tag to name a few. Many shops offer clothing for kids men and women wear at discounted rates round the year. This market caters the need of brand conscious people and low income, salaried people alike.

See also



  1. ^ "Profile of Iqbal Town". City Government Lahore website. 25 November 2005. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ Map of Iqbal Town Google Maps website