Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower of Multan was built in 1884 A.D. during British Raj in South Asia. After passing the Municipal Act of 1883 British needed offices to run the city. They started constructing Ghanta Ghar in Multan on 12th February 1884 and it took 4 years to complete. It was constructed over the ruins of Haveli of Ahmad Khan Sadozai which was completely destroyed during the Siege of Multan. The hall and building were named ‘Ripon Hall and Ripon Building’ after the name of Ripon, the viceroy of India at that time.
The clock tower was named Northbrook Tower after the name of Northbrook, former viceroy of India (1872-1876). This building was completed in 1888. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the hall was named Jinnah Hall and it was used for office meetings, and cultural programs even the public was also there. With the passage of time, this building became insufficient for offices and the small hall was also insufficient for meetings, so offices were shifted from here. Now it is been planned to change this historic building into a museum.
Contact Information of Ghanta Ghar/Clock Tower/ Municipal Corporation Office Multan:
- Timing: Monday To Friday: 08:00 AM TO 04:00 PM
- Address: Clock Tower Multan Ghar/Municipal Corporation Office, NH 70, Mohalla Kotla Tollay Khan, Multan, Punjab