A report on Multan

Multan is famous for its large number of Sufi shrines, including the unique rectangular tomb of Shah Gardez that dates from the 1150s and is covered in blue enameled tiles typical of Multan.
The shrine of Shamsuddin Sabzwari dates from 1330, and has a unique green dome.
The Mausoleum of Shah Ali Akbar dating from the 1580s was built in the regional style that is typical of Multan's shrines.
Multan's Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is considered to be the earliest Tughluq era monument.
The 15th century Multani Caravanserai in Baku, Azerbaijan, was built to house visiting Multani merchants in the city.
Multan's Shahi Eid Gah Mosque dates from 1735 and is decorated with elaborate and intricate Mughal era frescoes.
Diwan Sawan Mal Chopra, the governor of Multan and Lahore.
Multan's "Bloody Bastion" was the site of fierce fighting during the Siege of Multan in 1848–49.
Multan's Ghanta Ghar dates from the British colonial period, and was built in the Indo-Saracenic style.
Shrine of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya
Multan's is home to a significant Christian minority.
Multan's Sufi shrines are often decorated during annual Urs festivals. Pictured is the Wali Muhammad Shah shrine.
Multan Cantonment railway station serves as the city's main railway station.
Multan International Airport offers flights throughout Pakistan, and direct flights to Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The tomb of Khawaja Awais Kagha displays use of traditional Multan tile-work on both its exterior and interior.
The shrine of Pir Adil Shah.
Multan Cricket Stadium from outside.

City and capital of Multan Division located in Punjab, Pakistan.

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Timur facial reconstruction from skull, by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov

Timur

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Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty.

Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty.

Timur facial reconstruction from skull, by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov
Genealogical relationship between Timur and Genghis Khan
Emir Timur feasts in the gardens of Samarkand.
Timur commanding the Siege of Balkh
Timur besieges the historic city of Urganj.
Timur orders campaign against Georgia.
Emir Timur's army attacks the survivors of the town of Nerges, in Georgia, in the spring of 1396.
Timur defeats the Sultan of Delhi, Nasir Al-Din Mahmud Tughluq, in the winter of 1397–1398, painting dated 1595–1600.
I.O. Islamic 137 f.284v Timur's Defeat of Amlu Khan and the Capture of Delhi, from the 'Zafarnama' by Sharaf al-Din, 1533 (vellum)
Timur defeating the Mamluk Sultan Nasir-ad-Din Faraj of Egypt
19th century painting depicting Bayezid I being held captive by Timur.
Timur had aligned himself with the remnants of the Northern Yuan dynasty in his attempts to conquer Ming China.
The fortress at Jiayu Pass was strengthened due to fear of an invasion by Timur.
Timurid Empire at Timur's death in 1405
Timur's mausoleum is located in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
A Timurid-era illustration of Timur
Letter of Timur to Charles VI of France, 1402, a witness to Timurid relations with Europe. Archives Nationales, Paris.
Emir Timur and his forces advance against the Golden Horde, Khan Tokhtamysh.
Statue of Tamerlane in Uzbekistan. In the background are the ruins of his summer palace in Shahrisabz.
Ahmad ibn Arabshah's work on the Life of Timur
A wax statue of Timur made in Turkey
Geometric courtyard surrounding the tomb showing the Iwan, and dome.
View of the Registan.
Timurid Mosque in Herat.
Goharshad Mosque
Green Mosque (Balkh) is a Timurid mosque that inspired Shah Jahan.
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Deep niches and diverse muqarnas decorate the inside of the Gur-e Amir.
Shakh-i Zindeh mosque, Samarkand

Then he advanced and captured Multan by October.

19th-century mural painting from Gurdwara Baba Atal depicting Nanak

Guru Nanak

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The founder of Sikhism and is the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

The founder of Sikhism and is the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

19th-century mural painting from Gurdwara Baba Atal depicting Nanak
The Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, commemorates the site where Nanak is believed to have been born.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartar Pur in Narowal, Pakistan marks the site where Guru Nanak is said to have died.
The 4 Udasis and other locations visited by Guru Nanak
The abandoned Gurudwara Chowa Sahib, located near the Rohtas Fort in Pakistan, commemorates the site where Guru Nanak is popularly believed to have created a water-spring during one of his udasis
Guru Nanak's handprint is believed to be preserved on a boulder at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal, Pakistan.
Coin from 1747 CE depicting Guru Nanak with his two disciples, Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala waving a chaur (fly-whisk) as a mark of respect.
Bhai Mani Singh's Janamsakhi
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During this period, he went on short journeys to the Nath yogi centre of Achal, and the Sufi centres of Pakpattan and Multan.

Grave of Sultan Qutb ud-Din Aybak, in Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore

Qutb ud-Din Aibak

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General of the Ghurid king Muhammad Ghori.

General of the Ghurid king Muhammad Ghori.

Grave of Sultan Qutb ud-Din Aybak, in Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore
The Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra mosque in Ajmer was started in 1192 and completed in 1199 by Qutb al-Din Aibak.
The Qutb Minar in Delhi was started by Qutb al-Din Aibak in 1199 and completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish in 1220. It is an example of the Mamluk dynasty's works
A modern artist's impression of the accident that caused Aibak's death
Tomb of Qutb al-Din Aibak (renovated in 1970) in Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore.

The first one was married to Nasir ad-Din Qabacha, the Ghurid governor of Multan.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh

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The first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century.

The first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Birthplace of Ranjit Singh in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh's family genealogy
Maharaja Ranjit Singh with some of his wives.
Akali Phula Singh addressing Maharaja Ranjit Singh about his transgressions
Maharaja Ranjit Singh
circa 1816–29
"Maharaja Ranjit Singh " by Alfred de Dreux
Maharaja Ranjit Singh's throne, c. 1820–1830, Hafiz Muhammad Multani, now at V & A Museum.
Ranjit Singh's Sikh Empire at its peak
In 1835, Maharaja Ranjit Singh donated 1 tonne of gold for plating the Kashi Vishwanath Temple's dome.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh listening to Guru Granth Sahib being recited near the Akal Takht and Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
2009 portrait of Ranjit Singh wearing the Koh-i-noor diamond as a armlet.
The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh is located in Lahore, Pakistan, adjacent to the iconic Badshahi Mosque.
A lithograph by Emily Eden showing one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his collection of jewels, including the Koh-i-Noor
Statue of Ranjit Singh in Amritsar.

He took Multan in 1818, and the whole Bari Doab came under his rule with that conquest.

Multan International Airport

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Location of airport in Faisalabad
Multan International Airport's new terminal was built in 2015.

Multan International Airport is an international airport located 4 km west of Multan, Pakistan.

During the proceedings of the 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting in Islamabad, a ceremony was held wherein the Multan-Sukkur Motorway of the eastern corridor was inaugurated.

M-5 Motorway (Pakistan)

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During the proceedings of the 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting in Islamabad, a ceremony was held wherein the Multan-Sukkur Motorway of the eastern corridor was inaugurated.

The M-5 Motorway, also known as Multan-Sukkur Motorway, is a north–south motorway in Pakistan, which connects Multan with Sukkur.

Raghunath Rao

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The 11th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire for a brief period from 1773 to 1774.

The 11th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire for a brief period from 1773 to 1774.

The Marathas later crossed the Chenab river and captured Attock, Multan, Rohtas, Dera Ghazi Khan and Peshawar.

Sadar Bazaar road entrance

Multan Cantt

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Sadar Bazaar road entrance
Night view of a fountain at Cantt Garden
Inside view of Laal Masjid Multan Cantt
Night view of St. Mary's Cathedral & Bishop's House Multan
FG Girls High School Multan Cantt entrance gate
FG Degree College for Boys Sher Shah road Multan Cantt
Front view of Cantt Railway Station
Front view of Multan International Airport

Multan Cantt or Multan Cantonment is a cantonment in the Multan District, adjacent to Multan city, in Punjab province, eastern Pakistan.

The Punjab in 1880

Punjab Canal Colonies

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Name given to parts of western Punjab which were brought under cultivation through the construction of canals and agricultural colonisation during the British Raj.

Name given to parts of western Punjab which were brought under cultivation through the construction of canals and agricultural colonisation during the British Raj.

The Punjab in 1880
Map of the area irrigated by canal works in 1915
Marala Shutters at the head of the Upper Chenab Canal

The Sidhnai Colony was located in the district of Multan.

A view of the Gwadar Promontory and isthmus.

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor

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Collection of infrastructure projects that are under construction throughout Pakistan beginning in 2013.

Collection of infrastructure projects that are under construction throughout Pakistan beginning in 2013.

A view of the Gwadar Promontory and isthmus.
A map of the CPEC roadway network.
Highlighted in red is the route of National Highway 35, which is to be completely rebuilt and upgraded under the CPEC agreement. Highlighted in blue is the 175-kilometer road between Gilgit and Skardu which is to be upgraded to a 4-lane highway.
China and Pakistan already conduct trade via the Karakoram Highway.
The Western Alignment of CPEC is depicted by the red line. The 1,153-kilometer route will link the Brahma Bahtar Interchange of the M1 Motorway with the city of Gwadar in Balochistan province. The portion depicted by the orange line between Basima and Shahdadkot is sometimes regarded as part of the Western Alignment.
Phase 1 of the ML-1 overhaul and reconstruction is highlighted black between Peshawar and Lahore. Overhauling and reconstruction of the line will allow trains to travel at up to 160 kilometres per hour.
Phase 2 of the ML-1 overhaul between Multan and Hyderabad is marked in orange. Phase 3 of the project is indicated by the green line between Hyderabad and Karachi.
ML-2 of Pakistan Railways is marked in purple, while ML-3 is marked in orange. Other lines are in blue.
The proposed route of the Khunjerab Railway is indicated by the brown line.
Map showing territorial claims in South China Sea. A high percentage of Chinese energy imports pass through this disputed region, rendering much of China's energy imports vulnerable to conflict.

The two roads form the 447-kilometer route between Quetta and Multan in southern Punjab.