Multan

The city of Saints Dust & Beggars as it is introduced in an old saying. This may be true in the olden days but it definitely is a different city these days. Multan is is main city of Southern Punjab province, It has always enjoyed a great importance in the history. Some how its people have attracted the Sufi saints so much the it became the abode of sufism in South east Asia. Multan is known to be the oldest living city in south East Asia. Today Multan is a combination of old and the new Pakistan culture. There is a big hustle bustle in the Old town and comfort of a five star hotel and sound streets in the New city. The Old city has a very interesting Bazaar and many elaborately decorated Shrines of the Sufi saints. For a tour of Multan one has to give at least one full day. There are regular flight from all major cities of Pakistan to Multan, beside Trains and Road. Most Itineraries of Multan are combined with Bahawalpur & Uch Sharief. District Multan is surrounded by the district of Khanewal on the North and North East, Vehari district on East and Lodhran district on South. The river Chenab passes on its Western side and across which lies district Muzaffargarh. District Multan is spread over an area of 3,721 square Kilometres, comprising of the following towns:

  • Bosan Town
  • Shah Rukn-e-alam Town
  • Mousa Pak (Shaheed) Town
  • Sher Shah Town
  • Sujaabad Town
  • Jalapur Pirwala Town

District Multan has an extreme climate. The extreme temperature of Multan in summer is 49 degrees and lowest of 1 degree winter. The average rainfall is 127 mm. The land of the district is plain and very fertile. However, the portions of tehsils Multan and Shujabad close to the river Chenab are flooded during monsoons season.

Other salient features of Multan are as below: