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Multan – Pakistan’s Historical Pride

Multan is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is located in the southern part of the province on the east bank of the Chenab River, more or less in the geographic centre of the country and about 562 km (349 mi) from Islamabad, 356 km (221 mi) from Lahore and 966 km (600 mi) from Karachi. Multan District has a population of over 4.5 million.

Multan Montage Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
History: The earliest history of Multan fades away in the mists of mystery and mythology. Most of the historians, however agree that Multan beyond any doubt, is the same Maii-us-than which was conquered by Alexander who faced here tremendous resistance.
History is silent for more than six centuries that is until 454 A.D. when White Huns, the barbarous nomads, stormed Multan under the banner of their leader Torman. After a fierce fight they conquered but did not stay for long and Hindu rule continued once again for about two hundred years.
Mohammad Bin Qasim, the great Muslim general invaded this subcontinent in 712 A.D., and conquered Sind and Multan. The city was conquered after a fierce and long battle which lasted for seven days.
In the periods, of Caliph Mansoor (800-900 AD), and Moatasim Billa, Multan was attacked by Arabs several times.
Mahmood Ghaznavi attacked Multan for the first time – conquered it and demolished many Hindu temples. He demolished the famous 'Sun Mandir' also. Mahmood Ghaznavi attacked Multan for the second time during 1010 A.D. and conquered it but did not stay for long. Present Day Multan:
Multan is known as the City of Sufis or City of Saints and Madinah-Tul-Oleyah due to the large number of shrines and Sufi saints from the city. The city is full of bazaars, mosques, shrines and ornate tombs. It is located in a bend created by five rivers of the Punjab province. The Sutlej River separates it from Bahawalpur and the Chenab River from Muzaffar Garh. The city has grown to become an influential political and economical center for the country, with a dry port and excellent transport links. Multan is famous for its crops: wheat, cotton and sugar cane as well as mangoes, citrus, guavas and pomegranates.
Wall of Multan Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
A circular road around the fortification gave access to the city through thirteen gates.  Some of the imposing structures of these gates are still preserved. In the bazaars of the Old City one still comes across tiny shops where craftsmen can be seen busy turning out master-pieces in copper, brass, silver as well as textiles in the traditional fashion.
The Shams-e Tabriz (R.A) shrine is built almost entirely of sky-blue engraved glazed bricks. That of Shah Rukn-e Alam (R.A) (Tughlaq period) has one of the biggest domes in Asia. The shrine of Sheikh Yusuf Gardez (R.A) is masterpiece of the Multani style. Other shrines include the Pahladpuri Temple and the Idgah Mosque (1735).
 Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
Mangoes of Shujabad district of Multan Division are the best in the world. Multani khussa (shoes); embroidered clothes for ladies; embroidered cholas for men; earthenware pottery, painted potter, camel skin ware (e.g. lamps); carpets wooden products, especial lacquered wood. Since the introduction of the local government system in 2001 the city has been governed through Nazim system. Multan is spread over an area of 3,721 square kilometers, comprising four tehsils: Multan Cantonment, Multan Sadar, Shujabad and Jalalpur Pirwala. In 2005 Multan was reorganized as a City District composed of six autonomous towns:
Shah Rukan e Alam
Sher Shah
Multan Cantonment
Shahrukne Alam Mausoleum(1) Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride 
Punjabi (including the Seraiki Dialect) is the major language of the district but other languages e.g Haryanvi, Balochi, Pashto, Sindhi, Urdu also are spoken by a less significant number of people.
Famous Shrines of Multan:
Shrine- Jamal-ud-Din Syed "Shah Yousaf Gardez" (R.A)
Shrine-Bahauddin Zakria (R.A)
Shrine-Bibi Pak Daman (R.A)
Shrine-Shah Rukn-e-Alam (R.A)
Shrine-Syed Shams-ud-din "Shah Shams Sabzwari" (R.A)
Shrine-Hameed-ud-Din Hakim (R.A)
Shrine-Qutab-al-qutaab "Moj Dariya" (R.A)
Shrine-Syed Pir Sakhi Shah Hassan Parwana (R.A)
Shrine-Qazi Qutab-ud-Din Kashani (R.A)
Shrine-Syed Hasan Khanjzee (R.A)
Shrine-Hazrat Shah Dana Shaheed (R.A)
Shrine-Abu Hassan Hafiz Jamal-ud-din "Musa Pak Shaheed" (R.A)
Shrine-Hazrat Shah Kamal Qadari (R.A)
Shrine-Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Chisti Nazami (R.A)
Shrine-Pir Chup Wardi Waly (R.A)
Shrine-Mollana Hamid Ali Khan Naqshbandi (R.A)
Shrine-Allama Syed Ahmad Saeed Kazmi (R.A)
Shrine-Hazrat Khawaja Awais Khagga (R.A)
Shrine-Pir Syed Wali Muhammad Shah(Chadar Wali Sarkar) (R.A)
Shrine-Hazrat Gul Shah (R.A)
multan clock tower Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
Other Important Places:
Clock Tower
Sawi Mosque
Mohammad Khan Wali Mosque
Multan Cricket Stadium
Chenab River Bank, Multan – Muzzaffargarh Highway.
Cantonment Park, Near Multan Garrison. 0600-2100. A boutique park with sub-sections of theme gardens, there is a Japanese garden, palm garden, rose garden a cactus garden so on and so forth.
Hussain Agahi Bazar. This is more of an all-in-one Bazar.
Multan Cricket Stadium Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
Copper Pots Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride 
Blue Tiles
Quality handicrafts
Multani Jewllery
Multani Mitti 'Multani clay' is used as Mass.
Multani Shoes
Camel skin lamp shades.
Pottery of Multan Multan   Pakistans Historical Pride
Notable people from Multan
Ahmad Shah Durrani, founder and first king of Afghanistan.
Amjad Islam Amjad, poet and drama writer, born in Multan.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer.
Javed Hashmi of PML-N, first MNA, elected eight times.
Jinnahbhai Poonja, father of Quaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born in Multan
Nawab Ali Mohammad Khan Khakwani
Sadiq Hussain Qureshi of Pakistan Peoples Party, former Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab
Sahibzada Farooq Ali, former Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan
Shaikh Amin bin Abdul Rehman, founder of Idrisiyya sufi order in Pakistan.
Sheikh Muhammad Tahir Rasheed, Central Vice President of the Pakistan Muslim League
Yousaf Raza Gillani, 26th Prime Minister of Pakistan
Mirza Aziz Akbar Baig, Former Vice Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council.
Twin cities
Multan has a friendship agreement with two cities in the world as of 2009:
Italy Rome, Italy
Turkey Konya, Turkey
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Murree Pakistan’s Best Hill Station

Murree is Pakistan's most popular hill station and a summer resort. Murree lies 50 kilometers northeast of Pakistani capital Islamabad at a comfortable altitude of 7500 feet (2286 meters) in the Himalayan foothills.

Murree Hill Station Murree Pakistans Best Hill Station
Murree in the Punjab and its adjoining hill stations, mostly situated in the Frontier Province, provide a cool retreat in summer to the people of the Punjab and the Frontier Province, particularly to those living in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It is the most developed of these hill stations and has cool climate in summer and crisply cold in winter.
Murree Snow Fall Murree Pakistans Best Hill Station
The region of Murree is called “the Queen of the Hills” for its scenic beauty and fascinating greenery. Nature in its full bounty is found scattered over every inch of the graceful hills and the lovely valleys. Beautiful verdant mountains overhung by pines and oaks, bubbling with gurgling springs, crisscrossed by streams, dotted with sprawling velvet-carpeted lawns and orchards with fruit laden trees, present the spectacle of a paradise on earth. The long summer days are ideal for lazy strolls or riding ponies along shady path on the Mall-between Kashmir and Pindi Points. In the winter the charming chalets, covered with snow set amidst fragrant pines is a jewel of a hill station for a romantic visit. Many fruits including cherries, raspberries and strawberries thrive locally.
 Murree Pakistans Best Hill Station
Murree has long been Pakistan’s most important domestic tourist destinations. Murree is more like a modern town then a hill-station and by virtue of its easy accessibility and its enormous size, is an attractive resort both for holiday makers and seekers of solitude.
Murree Town Murree Pakistans Best Hill Station

In this day of speed many people find themselves weary and stressed due to everyday monotonous routine of their lives and to get rid of this strain a visit to a hill station like Murree is best to keep them cool, cheerful and comfortable. This place offers anyone respite from world cares and struggles of life.  The stress and strain of seeking “success” is terrific.

Chair Lifts Murree Murree Pakistans Best Hill Station

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Baraf Bari Ke Mausam Mein Murree ki Sair

snowfall in murree Baraf Bari Ke Mausam Mein Murree ki Sair

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As the month of December starts, snowfall begins. To make out snow on the mountains, light and thin rainfall continues for two to three days. If this kind of rainfall starts then it is ideal for you to go to Murree and enjoy the classic weather. And the important thing is that you should have some essential stuff with you when you go to Murree.Often some people forget to carry important belongings while traveling to murree due to unconsciousness or forgetfulness. For example some important things are:

·       gloves,

·       thick woolen socks

·       muffler etc

If people don’t take these types of things then they suffer badly and then this becomes one of the causes for getting upset. As soon as they reach the mountains the cold icy winds welcome them and often when people car’s get stuck in the snow then they have to push it in cold icy weather. And snow gets into their boots making their socks wet then the whole night their feet are wet and the shiver the whole night. The solution to this problem is to wear longs boots. Some people don’t like to go out during snowfall, so this is that thing that to come near a river and return thirsty!  





car stuck in snow at murree Baraf Bari Ke Mausam Mein Murree ki Sair

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During snow fall enjoy ice-cream on the mall road because according to some people the real enjoyment is to eat ice-cream during snowfall on the mall road. After that eat your favorite Chinese or Pakistani food from some nearby restaurant and enjoy snowfall. During snowfall often the paths are closed so people store food items in their cars so that they don’t get upset!


murree snowfall Baraf Bari Ke Mausam Mein Murree ki Sair

Murree is generally the favorite place of all the people in Pakistan as the weather is nice and pleasant over there! There are food places and enjoyment spots so a lot of citizens go there during summers and winters to enjoy the beautiful weather!








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