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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.

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.