Multan is one of the oldest cities in the Asian subcontinent. It was the capital of Trigarta Empire at the time of Mahabharta war, ruled by the Katoch Dynasty. It has seen a lot of warfare because of its location on a major invasion route between South Asia and Central AsiaIn the mid-5th century, the city was attacked by a group of nomads led by Toraman. In the 7th century, Multan was conquered along with Sindh.Muhammad Bin Qasim was a Syrian Arab general who conquered the Sindh and Punjab regions along the Indus River. The conquest of Sindh and Punjab began the Islamic era in South Asia.