Why is Multan called the City of Saints?

Why is Multan called the City of Saints?

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Asked on May 26, 2018 in Arts.
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    Multan, one of the oldest cities in the Asian subcontinent and known as the ‘City of Saints’, is located in central Pakistan some 562 km from the capital Islamabad.

    Multan became part of Pakistan following the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, with buildings dating from the 17th and 18th century becoming historical landmarks in Multan. The old city remains in a dilapidated state, with political and security issues discouraging development and tourists from the area.

    Multan is known as the City of Sufi because of the large number of shrines and Sufi saints from the city. The city is blanketed with bazaarsmosquesshrines and ornate tombs. It is the birthplace of Fariduddin Ganjshakarpopularly known as Baba Farid, recognized as the first major poet of the Punjabi language.Multan is located in a bend created by five rivers of central Pakistan. 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.The culture of Multan has some prominent elements that form its identity.

    Answered on May 26, 2018.
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