Multan

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Multan is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the capital of the Multan District. Called the "City of the Saints", the history of the city goes back more than 5,000 years.[1]

Side view of the Shah Rukn-I-Alam mausoleum

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The old city of Multan is a walled city which is built on an ancient mound. Archaeologists believe the mound is made up of earlier cities going back to the Bronze Age.[1] There were six gates into the old city but these have been destroyed over time. Three gates were rebuilt by the British when they governed the country.[1] Inside the wall is a circular road, called the alang.[1] The old city has narrow and winding streets, with houses crowded close together.Syd Yousaf Raza Gillani,Prime Minister of Pakistan is also belong to Multan. And Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan is the well known leader of Multan.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Historic Multan". National Fund for Cultural Heritage. http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/historic_multan.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-14.