Multan, the city of Saints (Madinat-ul-Auliya) is located in Punjab and is one of the oldest cities of subcontinent. During the early period, Multan was known as the city of gold for its large and wealthy temples. The Sun temple (Suraj Mandir) was considered one of the largest and wealthiest in the entire sub-continent. The city has a population of over 3.8 million (according to 1998 census), and is the sixth most populated cities of Pakistan. Multan islocated just east of the River Chenab, more or less in the geographic center of the country. It is about 966 km from Karachi, the biggest city of Pakistan. Flights from newly constructed Multan International Airport operate mainly for Gulf regions and are connected to other parts of the world. Multan is also known for its handicrafts, especially blue pottery and enamel work. Weather of Multan is relatively hot however, an average temperature ranges between 8 °C to 22 °C with monthly rain fall of 3-9 mm in the months of January and February.