Sialkot is a city situated in Punjab province of Pakistan.
It is located near Indo-Pak border, about 125 k.m. from Lahore,
the capital of Punjab. This city is centries old. According to tradition,
it was constructed by Raja Sul. Famous Fort of Sialkot is still
there but it is in the shape of a small hill now.
Sialkot has made significant progress during last few
decades. This is one of the most important industrial cities of
Pakistan. Literary rate is the highest in Pakistan and per capita
income is almost double the national per capita income. Sports goods,
surgical instruments, musical instruments and leather garments are
manufactured here and exported all over the world. These products
are considered the best in quality throughout the world. Althought
industry of Sialkot has to compete with countries like China , Taiwan
and India, still craftsmanship of Sialkot based workers is umparalleled.
Sialkot is also the birth place of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal,
commonly known as Allama Iqbal. He was one of the greatest thinker,
philosopher and poet of the age. He gave the ideology of Pakistan.
His house is now a national monument.