American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of east-central Pakistan southwest of Lahore. Conquered c. 326 B.C. by Alexander the Great, it was captured by Tamerlane in 1398 and was under British jurisdiction from 1849 until 1947. Population: 1,430,000.
“Furthermore, based on information gathered in Multan, the British were prepared to pay the Waziris Rs. 20,000 to secure the route between Dera Ismail Khan and Ghazni, which passed through their territory. back”
“Note 15: For example, during Sher Ali's reign (1863 – 6 and 1868 – 79), the Kabul merchant Dada Sher arranged for twenty four camel loads of indigo he purchased in Multan to be sent to Bukhara.”
“Ahmad Shah was born in Multan (Sing, p. 15), and it is possible that he capitalized on connections with merchants based in that location later in the empire-building stage of his life.”
“Nearly contemporaneous with Burnes's account of Shikarpur, Lal indicated that Hindu Khattris from Shikarpur were highly visible if not dominant in Multan's trade with Bukhara.”
“This claim and the information about the hundi rates and currencies in Multan prompt a tempering of the notion that money was only coined by states.”
“Awab Alvi points us to this story on Yahoo, about a similar case in Multan: Mohammad, who is serving a four-year sentence for making liquor, prohibited for Muslims, said he was shocked when he was first told the cause of his discomfort.”
“To be fair, a local womanising in Multan would also be dicing with danger - probably more so than a white womanisr in the South.”
“Today there are a lot fewer Sikhs in Multan, indeed in all the Western Punjab, following the unfortunate events of 1947.”
“If an al-Qaeda-aligned group like the Army of the Prophet's Companions is permitted by the Pakistani state to gather freely in Multan, to blow up Shiite mosques, and to incur a violent Shiite counter-strike, that is a sign of failure.”
“Also considered was a more difficult route from Iran to Multan, which is not shown here.”
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