Coordinates: 31°34′0″N 74°18′58″E / 31.56667°N 74.31611°E / 31.56667; 74.31611
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Country Pakistan
Administrative townSamanabad Zone
Union council100
 • TypeUnion Council
A view of the Ichhra Bazaar (Market) at night.
A view of the Ferozpur Road near Ichhra Bazaar.

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

Being a very old locality, some very old buildings can be seen in Ichhra.[1] 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.[3]

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

In 1931, Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi known as Allama Mashriqi, launched his Khaksar movement from Icchra (Ichhra) and in 1963, upon his death, Mashriqi was buried here.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Majid Sheikh (20 May 2018). "Harking Back: Debate over the enigma of age of Ichhra". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 14 September 2023.
  2. ^ Mahnaz Shujrah (23 August 2022). "Ichra: The Oldest Part of Lahore". Youlin Magazine. Retrieved 15 September 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Holiday buying days before Eid". Dawn newspaper. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2023.
  4. ^ Allama Mashriqi dies of cancer in Lahore (on 27 August 1963) Dawn newspaper, Published 28 August 2013, Retrieved 15 September 2023
  5. ^ "The Khaksar Movement". Story of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 30 October 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2023.

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