TimeLine 1947 to 2024

Since its founding over 5,000 years ago, Multan has evolved into a vibrant urban center with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving economy. From its origins as a strategic trading post along ancient trade routes to its current status as a key commercial and agricultural hub, Multan has played a pivotal role in shaping Pakistan's history and identity. Despite facing challenges such as rapid urbanization, environmental degradation, and water scarcity, Multan remains resilient, with its resilient population, strong sense of community, and commitment to sustainable development paving the way for a prosperous future. As Multan continues to grow and evolve, it remains a symbol of resilience, diversity, and opportunity for all who call it home.

1947: Multan, one of the oldest cities in South Asia, witnesses significant population growth and economic activity following the partition of British India and the creation of Pakistan.

1951: The population of Multan experiences rapid expansion as migrants from India and other parts of Pakistan settle in the city, attracted by its historical significance and economic opportunities.

1960: Multan continues to thrive as a major center for agriculture, trade, and commerce, with its strategic location on the banks of the Chenab River contributing to its importance as a regional hub.

1971: Multan plays a crucial role in supporting Pakistan's economy during the Indo-Pakistani War, with its agricultural produce and goods transported to other parts of the country to meet wartime demands.

1980: The government initiates infrastructure projects to improve transportation and connectivity in Multan, including the construction of roads, bridges, and the Multan International Airport.

1990: Multan undergoes urbanization and modernization, with the development of new residential areas, commercial centers, and educational institutions to accommodate its growing population and economy.

2000: The Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) emerges as a key advocate for the city's business community, promoting trade and investment opportunities in various sectors.

2010: Multan faces challenges related to urban planning, environmental pollution, and water scarcity, prompting initiatives for sustainable development and resource management.

2015: The inauguration of the Multan Metrobus System improves public transportation and alleviates traffic congestion in the city, providing commuters with a rapid transit option.

2020: Multan experiences economic diversification, with the emergence of new industries such as manufacturing, services, and tourism, alongside its traditional agricultural sector.

2022: The government launches the Multan Safe City Project, integrating technology and surveillance systems to enhance security and law enforcement in the city.

2024: Population estimates suggest Multan's population has surpassed 2 million, cementing its status as one of the largest and most historically significant cities in Pakistan.