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The Population of Multan is above 3083000 people according to 1998 census.

2nd oldest city in the civilized world?[edit]

I heard this claim three times during the England Pakistan test today, any truth to it? If so, should it be included here?Fkh82 06:35, 13 November 2005 (UTC) yes, it's true.

yeah man I live in multan and I have heard it in so many times and when england cricket team was in multan then ten sports made a small documentary of multan in which they repeated that line.

Lots of changes and improvements to the article[edit]

I have reformated the article to improve the quality and layout to make it more reader friendly;

  1. Changed old infobox to a more up-to-date one used for Pakistani cities
  2. Added link to a seperate History of Multan article, so we can shift the history section into the other article and rewrite the history to form a summary in the main multan page
  3. Changed title of Location to Geography and Climate
  4. Combined Industry, agriculture, fruit export sections to form one Economy section
  5. Reformated the sites of interest section and moved text to individual articles where they can be expanded upon.
  6. Readded pics to the article that removed at the start
  7. Added more references that I used about History.

If I can make any more inprovements to the article(s) do contact me. Many Thanks Fast track 03:56 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Sanskrit is not relevent[edit]

Sanskrit is not relevent to any article related to Pakistan. Inclusion of Sanskrit implies that this language is still in use in Pakistan, which is completely wrong. If you insist to add Sanskrit then add it in History section with the etymology of the word Multan. But remove it from the first line of the article. Szhaider 14:45, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

After a second thought I have come to agree with Tigeroo to some extent. However, I think adding Sanskrit to first line implies that it is an alternative name of Multan which is wrong. Therefore, I have moved Sanskrit to the history section. Note that I am not censoring this information; just moving to more appropriate place to make more sense out of it. Szhaider 02:19, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Sanskrit script should be removed. It is not used in Multan let alone in Pakistan. It would be the same as me editing and puting urdu script beside Mumbai's name. Mik357 (talk) 04:22, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Historical Images[edit]

It would be nice if anybody can upload images of ruins of suraj mandir or Prahladpuri temples?. It would make history section of article more complete.

Lokesh 2000 09:10, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I have deleted several POV statements and cleared up a few mistakes. There are so many POV statements that it is impossible to get rid of them without completely redoing the whole article. 16:27, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Scholars Section[edit]

There is a scholars section added, except for the names there is nothing in it. It merits deletion if no info is added. requesting editors to add more info. Lokesh 2000 12:36, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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I recently done a partial revert to an anon edit that was immediately reverted [1]. The dentist does not appear to meet WP:PEOPLE, so, unless I'm missing something, she shouldn't be included. The arbitrary boldface to two colonies makes no sense. The changing the header from "Notable people from Multan" to "Notable polititians (sic) from Multan" makes no sense since there is a footballer included and, as of now, a dentist. Thoughts? Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 23:52, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

But if u have objection on title why there is no learned person accepted in this list? is there no qualified noteable in Multan? Why only politicians are accepted in this list who are not even no the meanings of notable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:00, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Anyone from Multan who meets the criteria of WP:PEOPLE should be included on the list. Politicians are not the only people on the list, Naveed Akram, a footballer, and Inzamam ul Haq, a cricketer, are on the list. Most definitions of notable and Wikipedia's definition are not the same. I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to say in your last sentence, but, it appears that the politicians all do meet our criteria and have articles. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 00:12, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, would you mind giving your reason for making these edits? Why the bolding of 2, but not all colonies. I don't think any should be, but why just 2 certain ones? Why do you think the dentist meets WP:PEOPLE? Why the heading when everyone in the list are not politicians? Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 00:15, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
I went ahead and reverted, as I can see of no real reason for most of the edits. Bolding only 2 colonies for no obvious reason doesn't scream good-faith. Labeling the section "polititians" (despite the spelling) seems to be obviously incorrect. The only part that I can see that could be even debated on is the dentist, but even that is an unsourced red link that doesn't even assert notability. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 01:03, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

mangoes? or mango trees?[edit]

The caption under the photo of mango trees says that mango trees are a large portion of Multan's export . . . but isn't it the mangoes themselves that are exported? Ed8r (talk) 22:49, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Should MPAs and MNAs qualify for "Notable people from Multan"[edit]

The "Notable people from Multan" listing has a number of MPAs and MNAs. Are such people really notable enough to list out there? Especially MPAs; it would make sense that a large number of Punjab's MPAs would come from one of that province's largest cities. So how high a bar should we set for inclusion on the list? MatthewVanitas (talk) 14:03, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Salamath ali khan needs to be added to this list. He is definitely more important to the legacy of multan than some useless politician. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:43, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

The website link of multan should be removed or replaced[edit]

When you open the site it says a warning on Firefox Reported Attack Site! This web site at has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences. This could be harmful for the users who don't have a good security level. So kindly either remove this link or replace it with a better one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aeymon (talkcontribs) 20:28, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


According source quoted, the population give to Multan is in fact the population of Hyderabad.-- (talk) 08:36, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

PAKISTAN IS SO MUCH BEAUTIFULL LIKE MULTAN —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:31, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Clarification on "Amir Muavia" in History section[edit]

Is the "Amir Muavia" referred to in the History section meant to be Muawiya II, Muawiya I, or whom? He should be referred to by WP name and wikilinked for clarity. Stability Information East 2 (talk) 15:59, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Map image breaches policy & has been removed[edit]

There is currently a deletion discussion taking place at Commons regarding File:Map on Dialects Of Punjabi Language.jpg, which can be viewed here. Regardless of whether the map image is deleted at Commons, I think that it needs to be removed from all English Wikipedia articles because it breaches our synthesis policy. The image creator has provided a long list of sources in the deletion discussion and it is evident from those that none contain all of the information shown in the image, nor is it a simple task to work out which bits of information were gleaned from which source(s). We simply do not permit people to aggregate information in this way. It should also be noted that the chances are very high that the various sources did not even adopt the same methodology in compiling their data, which makes the analysis of the creator even more suspect.

I have removed the image because the Commons discussion may end up as something other than "delete" and yet the thing is still invalid on English Wikipedia. - Sitush (talk) 19:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Map was deleted on two reasons. 1... Commons deletion discussion but now Deletion request by Sitush has been rejected on Wikimedia Commons. 2... Sitush has a self perception that map is synthesis, which is actually not because it is based on latest research of 2007 in the Publication named 'The Indo-Aryan Languages' by George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain. So I am re inserting it. Unless Sitush prove it again as a synthesis and refer me the areas of map being synthesized also mentioning the different publications along with page numbers where from in his kind opinion I have synthesized the map.Maria0333 (talk) 08:23, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Multan is my surname.[edit]

Can there be any connection between name of this city and my surname? I'm from Poland, and i'm very curious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Coding error in page layout? (empty space at right of page, halfway down)[edit]

Is it just my computer, or are others seeing that after the Climate section, there is a big empty space to the right of the page? Is there some error in the coding with columns or charts? MatthewVanitas (talk) 03:22, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Open "div style" bracket. Fixed. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 04:21, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Multan[edit]

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Reference named "Wink":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 08:52, 30 March 2017 (UTC)


I request please my information upload to Google.thank u very much Ather Aziz Khan Baloch (talk) 06:53, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

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