Multan

Mulan is probably the oldest living city in South Asia. Popularly known as the ‘City of Saints’, it lies on the main route taken by almost all invaders of the sub-continent. It has born the impact of many armies since the Greek invasions of Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. It is an ancient city noted for its antiquity as well as its spiritual and cultural traditions, elaborately decorated shrines and attractive handicrafts. The old fort near the city is worth a visit and has a number of shrines, the most prominent being those of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Shah Shams Tabriz and Shah Rukn-e-Alam. It also has the distinction of being the birthplace of Mohammad Tughlaq, Emperor Bahlol Lodhi and Ahmed Shah Abdali, three noted men of Pakistan’s history.

Multan is also famous for its cottage industries such as tile work, enamellings, silk, camel skin lamps, and carpet weaving.