Ichhra (Punjabi, Urdu: اچھرہ‎) is a commercial and residential area in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1] It is predominantly a residential and commercial area.[2]

Ichhra
اچھرہ
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab
CityLahore
Administrative townSamanabad
Union council100
Government
 • TypeUnion Council
A view of the Ichhra Bazaar (Market) at night.
A view of the Ferozpur Road near Ichhra Bazaar.

Being a very old locality, some very old buildings can be seen in Ichhra. It is noted for its Ichhra Bazaar, among the most economical markets of Lahore.[3] This market is known for its traditional and cultural dresses and other handicrafts supplied from all over Punjab, as well as its furniture selection. There is a large Christian community living in Ichhra.

There are many healthcare centers and hospitals in Ichhra.[4] Ichhra forms Union Council (UC 100), and is administered as part of Samanabad Tehsil

In 1930, Allama Mashriqi launched his Khaksar Movement from Icchra (Ichhra) and in 1963, upon his death, Mashriqi was buried here.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Samnabad Town - City Government of Lahore[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Detailed map of Ichhra, Lahore and nearby places, maplandia.com website, Retrieved 24 May 2017
  3. ^ "Ichhra Bazar, Lahore". Pakistan Markets. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ Hospitals located in Ichhra, Lahore, Retrieved 24 May 2017
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/AllamaMashriqisGrave

Coordinates: 31°34′0″N 74°18′58″E / 31.56667°N 74.31611°E / 31.56667; 74.31611