A city named “Sialkot” is situated in Pakistan’s province Punjab. It is placed near the border of Indo-Pak, about 125k.m. from Punjab capital Lahore. Sialkot is also famous for being Allama Iqbal’s birthplace.
According to myths, century’s old Raja Sul constructed sialkot city. After the death of Raja Sul, some five thousand years ago there is a mythology that dynasty continued for a few fifteen hundred years and after that was badly swamped and for about one thousand years it remained as one vast unpopulated region.
The popular faith is that sialkot was re-founded Vikramaditya of Ujjain in the reign by Raja Sálbán or Sáliváhan, who gave the present name to the place and built the city and fort. It is thought that the city name means “Fort of Sia,” in ancient times Sia individually a particular caste founded the city.
Population and Area
Main Sialkot area population is about (0.5 Million) 500,000 (est. 2001). The district area is 2,067 sq. miles [5,354 sq km], widen from southeast Ravi’s valley to northwest Chenab River.
- Iqbal Manzal
Allama Mohammad Iqbal, Pakistan’s National Poet birth place is Iqbal Manzal. In Kashmiri Mohala, it is located. In 1861, Grandfather Shaikh Rafiq of Iqbal’s buys, this house and they moved there from Mohala Khatikan. Because it resembles to Iqbal, Pakistan Government bought this historical house and set up it as a museum, now it is open for visitors.
- Imam Sahib Tomb
An awfully well-known Sufi (pious man) named Imam Shaib had been passed in Sialkot. He was a firm believer and lover of Islam. He was extremely sensitive about poor peoples. Imam Sahib was one of the majority’s renowned sialkot saints. His services for humanity will always keep him alive to all peoples. For coming eras too, he is a leading role model.
- Cricket Stadium Jinnah
There is also a cricket stadium in sialkot for city’s talented peoples. Numerous international matches were held in that stadium. This stadium is also famous as Jinnah park.
The southern portion of sialkot is infertile because it is irrigated by Upper Chenab Canal, while a northern portion extremely fertile. Approximately nine-tenth areas are cultivable under crops.
Such as millet, corn (maize), sugarcane barley, wheat and rice are the chief crops.
Sialkot is Pakistan’s essential industrial city. Once it was famous as the manufacture centre of paper and damascened ware. Sialkot includes modern industries such as Surgical Instruments production, cotton and flour mill, Ready-made garments, Sporting goods, Embroidery, Leather goods and Musical Instruments. Almost all products manufactured in sialkot industries are exported to a world. A large number of things are especially produced to export all above the world.
The industrialists of sialkot have made a dry port in the city with the help of Punjab Government. Sialkot business community also funded for the construction of the international airport of the city.
A number of organizations deal among business matters. Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are one of the most important offices. It is situated at Paris Road, and now known as Chamber of Commerce Road (Shara-E-Aiwan-E-Tijarat).