Sialkot Travel Guide, Pakistan
Sialkot, Pakistan – Overview
Sialkot is an important city of Pakistan. It is regarded as an industrial hub. It is situated in the north-east of Punjab. Sialkot is only few kilometers away from Jammu Kashmir. Historical evidences indicate that the city of Sialkot has been inhabited from 327 BCE. In the prehistoric times, Sialkot was known by the name of Sagala. Sialkot has been ruled by different empires including Persian-Greek, Scythian-Hun, Mughal, Sikh and British etc.
Sialkot is bordered by Gujranwala, Narowal, Gujrat and Jammu to the North. Sialkot is the third economic center of the province of Punjab after Lahore and Faisalabad. Sialkot is a major producer of surgical instruments, sports equipments and handicrafts. Sports equipments of Sialkot are popular throughout the world.
Sportswear manufacturing industry of Sialkot is one of the top industries of Pakistan. They produce a wide variety of sports equipments including football, hockey, baseball, cricket bats, volley balls, sports apparel and polo sticks etc.
Sports and surgical instruments of Sialkot are exported all over the world. Some of the other popular industries of Sialkot include Leather Garments, Leather Tanneries, Cutlery, sportswear, cooking utensils, rubber products and furniture etc.
Sialkot is a birthplace of many important personalities of Pakistan. These personalities include Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Imam Ali-ul-Haq, Amjad Islam Amjad, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Gulzari Lal Nanda, Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Kuldip Nayyar, Zulfikar Ghose, Rajendra Kumar, Shahnaz Sheikh, Chacha Cricket (a well-known cricket fan) and Shoaib Malik (Captain of Pakitan Cricket team.
Sialkot is also famous for its sights and attractions. These sights are popular throughout Pakistan. Some of the most popular sights and attractions in Sialkot include Sialkot Fort, Seerat Study Center, Clock Tower, Jinnah Stadium, Murray College, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Sialkot Fort, Marala Headworks and Sialkot International Airport etc.
Sialkot is home to many popular sports grounds and clubs. Jinnah stadium is one of the most popular cricket stadiums in Sialkot. It hosts a number of cricket tournaments throughout the year.
Sialkot has a well-organized educational infrastructure. There are many popular educational institutes in Sialkot. These institutes include University of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Murray College, Sialkot Medical College, Fatima Jinnah Women University and Royal Institute of Technology etc.
Visiting and exploring Sialkot can provide an excellent experience to the visitors. Sialkot is has a number of transportation options including railway, road and air transportation. Sialkot is home to Sialkot International Airport, which has local and international flights.
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