Multan, city, eastern Pakistan, capital of
Multan Division, on the Chenab River in the Punjab. The leading
manufactures are silk, cotton, carpets, glazed pottery, and enamel work.
Multan is an important center of trade where the products of the
division, chiefly cotton, wheat, wool, sugar, indigo, oil seeds, and
manufactured articles, are shipped by railroad to other parts of the
country. The city is the home of Bahauddin Zakariya University (1975).
Population (1981) 722,070.