LanguagesMultani is one of the oldest dialects spoken in southern Punjab. It is a dialect of Punjabi and is a mixture of Jhangochi of Punjabi and Sindhi. Saraiki is the new name but for centuries, Multani was in use. it is mainly spoken in Multan District, Muzaffargarh District andadjacent areas This entire area has almost the same traditions, customs and culture.
MausoleumsThe city of Sufis is famous because of residence of various mausoleums. The best known mausoleums are of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakaria, Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Hazrat Shamsuddin Sabzwari Multani, Mausoleum of Shah Gardez, Mausoleum of Musa Pak Shaheed, and Mausoleum of Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani. Their architecture is very artistic and makes them a must visit.
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Traditional DressMultan is famous for its multani dresses, mainly for women. The dresses are made with beautiful embroidery and have a very ethnic touch to them. The dress for men includes shalwar kamiz and lungi. Another element in its dress code includes the Multani Khussas: shoes that are the latest trends in streets of Pakistan. Nowadays, these khussas are in fashion and are demanded by women all over Pakistan. This demand has risen the price of this product and has made it slightly expensive than other regular khussas available in the market.
FoodThe area around the city is a flat plain and is ideal for agriculture, with many citrus and mango farms. There are many canals that cut across the Multan District, providing water from nearby farms. This makes the land very fertile.Multan produces one of the best mangoes in the world. There are many varieties of mangoes being produced and mango farms are undoubtedly the most common sight in the suburbs of Multan. The hot weather and abundant well irrigated fertile land assures unprecedented taste for these mangoes. Chaunsa, Langra, Anwar ratol, Dusairi, Fajri, Desi and Sindhri are some of the many mango varieties currently being cultivated in Multan. The mangoes produced here are probably the sweetest on the globe and a large portion of the cultivation is exported to many different countries including America, England, Canada, Saudia Arabia and Japan.
MotorwaysMultan is situated along the under-construction 6-lane Karachi–Lahore Motorway connecting southern and northern Pakistan that is being built as part of the $54 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The 6-lane, 392 kilometer long M-5 section of the motorway is being built between Sukkur and Multan at a cost $2.89 billion. The M-5 has been under construction since May 2016. Multan will also be connected to the city of Faisalabad via the M-4 motorway, which in turn will connect to the M-1 and M-2 motorways that will provide access to Islamabad and Peshawar. Further links with the Karakoram Highway will provide access to Xinjiang, China, and Central Asia. Construction of the M3 motorway also under construction at a cost of approximately $1.5 billion, and was launched in November 2015 The motorway will branch off of the M-4 motorway and will connect Lahore to the M-4 at Abdul Hakeem.
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RailMultan is connected by rail with all parts of the country and lies on the main track between Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore and Quetta. The Main Line-1 Railway that links Karachi and Peshaway passes through Multan district is being overhauled as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. As part of the part of the project, railways will be upgraded to permit train travel at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, versus the average 60 to 105 km per hour speed currently possible on existing track, The project is divided into three phases, with the Peshawar to Multan portion to be completed as part of the project's first phase by 2018, and the entire project is expected to be complete by 2021. From Multan, links to Khanewal, Lodhran and Muzafargarh are offered by rail. Multan Cantonment railway station is the main railway station of Multan.
Shah Yousaf GardezShrine of Muhammad Yousaf Gardezi is just inside the Bohar Gate. It is a rectangular dome less building decorated with glazed tiles, a work of considerable beauty.
Bahauddin ZakriaThe prime attraction of the Fort area is the Mausoleum of Sheikh Baha-udDin Zakariya (the ornament of the Faith) and Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath, (pillar of the World).The Mausoleum was almost completely ruined during the siege of 1848, but was soon afterwards restored by the Muslims.
Shah ShamsHe passed away in 1276 AD and the shrine was built by his grandson in 1 330 AD. It was rebuilt by one of his followers in 171 8 AD. It is generally believed that Shah Shams Tabrez performed many miracles. So much so that he once begged the sun to come down and the luminary moved so much near that the fish held in the hand of Shah Shams was roasted.
Shah Rukn-e-AlamThe Mazar of Rukn-i-Alam is the glory of multan. When the city is approached from any side the most prominent thing which can be seen from miles all around is a huge dome. This dome is the Shrine of Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath commonly known by the title Rukn-e-Alam (pillar of the world). The tomb is located on the south-West side of the Fort premises.
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Notable saints of Multan
- Shah Yousaf Gardezi (d. 1136), tomb located inner Bohar Gate Multan
- Mai Maharban (11/12th Century), tomb located near Chowk Fawara, children complex Multan
- Bahauddin Zikarya (1170–1267), tomb located in Multan Fort
- Shah Rukne Alam (1251–1335), tomb located in Multan Fort
- Khawaja Awais Kagha (d. 1300)3, tomb located in Dera Basti graveyard Multan
- Syed Musa Pak (d. 1592)
- Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani (1747–1811)
- Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari (1892–1961), buried in Jalal Bakri
- Syed Noor ul Hassan Bukhari (1902-1983), buried in Jalal Bakri
- Ahmad Saeed Kazmi (1913-1986), buried in Eid Gah, Multan
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