Iqbal Town, Lahore

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Iqbal Town Asif
اقبال ٹاؤن
Residential area
Iqbal Town is located in Lahore
Iqbal Town
Iqbal Town
Location in Lahore
Coordinates: 31°30′40″N 74°17′2″E / 31.51111°N 74.28389°E / 31.51111; 74.28389Coordinates: 31°30′40″N 74°17′2″E / 31.51111°N 74.28389°E / 31.51111; 74.28389
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab, Pakistan Punjab
City Lahore
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Lahore GPO (54000) 54570
Area code(s) 042

Iqbal Town (Urdu: اقبال ٹاؤن‎) (also known as Allama Iqbal Town; علامہ اقبال ٹاؤن) is a commercial and high end residential locality in the south-western Lahore. It is named after Allama Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan. Development was started in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was previously famed for its name in Urdu, 'Sola Soo Acre سولہ سو ایکڑ' (meaning 1600 acres), due to its area. Its extent is 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 Lollywood. Because the Shahnoor 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 entered into the elite class and have moved to other areas.

Neighboring localities are Wahdet Colony, Ichhra, Samanabad, Garden Town, Mustafa Town, Sabzazaar and Said Pur. Major markets (broad ways) are Karim 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 has also Karim Market

Allama Iqbal Town consists of small residential areas called blocks including Sikander, Huma, Muslim, Bader, Nargis, Ravi, Nizam, Neelam, Kamran, Nishtar, Jahanzeb, Kareem, Raza, Umar, College, Pak, Gulshan, Asif, Badar Sutlej, Nugis, Zeenat, Kashmir and others.

Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park[edit]

Main article: 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.

Karim Market[edit]

The Karim Market is a local market area situated in the Karim Block of the town.[1] along the Wahdat Road. The market contains a number of grocery, retail and garment shops as well as eateries and restaurants.[2] There are also some petrol pumps, a Gourmet bakery and branches of the Punjab Bank, MCB and Allied Bank within the premises of the market.

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