|Haram Gate Multan|
Word Haram is associated with Wife Woman etc
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|Multan City: Haram Gate|
|Multan: Haram Gate|
|Historic Haram Gate Multan|
|Haram Gate Multan|
|Old Haram Gate|
|Haram Gate of Multan|
Things Closely related to Haram Gates are
- Shrine Hazrat Inayat Wilayat
- Masjid Hazrat Inayat Wilayat
- Chowk Bazar
- Tomb Sakhi Yahya Nawab
MDA / MCM
Period / Date
Destroyed in 1848-reconstructed during British Period.
It has been mentioned by all historians that from the beginning there were six gates in the city proper and four in the fort of Multan (Latif, 51) – Haram Gate has always been there. If the interpretation of name Haram Gate is accepted i.e. inside this gate was the Haram or women quarters of the Saint Hazrat Musa Pak Shaheed then the name must post-date the times of this saint i.e. 16th century. The same date is applicable to the name of Pak Gate. Latif writing in 1891 informs us that all the gates of the Fort were destroyed by the British after its occupation. From this it can be inferred that all the gates of the city were still intact in 189. The District Gazetteer compiled in 1923 -24 also makes no mention of building of new gates. Thus, probably, this gate along with other gates of similar design was built sometime between 1924 and1947. The gate in its present condition, however, was repaired extensively more recently. The gateway was washed and painted on several occasions in the past. The original wooden doors and most of the terracotta jalis have also disappeared.
Description / Main Features
Comprising two pylons on each flank, the gateway has a large four-centered pointed arch in the middle. The pylons or castellated towers on flanks are double- storied. Near the parapet are attached pseudo-merlons hanging downward and standing in relief.
Access / Environs
Four roads approach this gateway from the outside. The gateway is now totally obscured by awnings and hoardings.
None of the original work survives. The wooden doors of the gateway have also disappeared. The city wall on either side of the gate way has also disappeared.
The original historical Haram gate which existed prior to the occupation of the city by the British have certainly disappeared completely giving place to the present free-standing gateway like all others. Even the present gate was repaired in recent past but precise date of the new work is not known.
Structure is in need of scrubbing and cleansing. It should also be freed from hoardings, bills, electric cables and several other advertising devices. The percolation of rain water from the staircase opening is causing structural damage.
Nazir, 44-45; Latif, 38, 51; Wasti,73;
Vehicular Access / Parking
The gate is located at the junction of Nishaat Road, Pak Gate Road, Haram bazaar and Alang Road. The gate is easily accessible to traffic and the flow of vehicles moving in all directions through and around the gate is constant throughout the working day.
Use of Space
The gate provides traffic entry into the Walled City. Commercial activity is taking place all around the gate, against its walls and in the chambers on the ground floor.
No facilities are available.
A number of electricity poles with hundreds of connections for nearby shops are located right next to Haram Gate. The wires are draped over and around the monument.
Sewer pipes run from Haram Bazaar towards the Chowk of Pak Gate; all local sewers run into it and exit through the gate and out of the Walled City.
The topography around Haram Gate is such that surface water quickly flows through the gate and towards the lower level of the chowk nearby whose location is lower as it is on the original moat now the Alang Road.
A lot of solid waste is generated near Haram Gate due to the dense commercial activity and traffic. Solid waste is dumped in many corners and spots around the gate from which it is later collected by CDG staff.
Pavement and surfaces
All adjacent surfaces are blacktop bituminous roads.
The water tap, main hole and dampness near the gate may later create settlement problems.
Haram Gate is a brick masonry load bearing structure. It is evidently stable and safe; however, the water tap, man hole and dampness near the gate may later create settlement problems. Potentially dangerous cracks in the uppermost portion require closer inspection