Sialkot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. In 2016 about 920,000 people lived here. This makes Sialkot the 12th largest city in Pakistan.
Sialkot is also called the "City of Iqbal". This is because Allama Iqbal was born here.
The city has a strong economy. They are responsible for 10% of all Pakistani exports. They are the world's largest maker of hand-sewn footballs. The 2014 FIFA World Cup's footballs were made by Forward Sports, a company based in Sialkot.
It is home to the Sialkot International Airport, Pakistan's first privately owned public airport.
Notable people from Sialkot[change | change source]
- Allama Iqbal, the "Spiritual father of Pakistan"
- Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defense, Water & Power
- Shoaib Malik, former captain of Pakistan national cricket team
- Main Naeem Javed, Politician, Sportsman
Sister cities[change | change source]
- Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Pakistan's business climate If you want it done right". The Economist. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- ↑ Wake, Damon (June 4, 2014). "The Pakistani women behind the official FIFA World Cup balls make $182 per year each". Sidney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Sialkot District Government website Archived 2010-07-21 at the Wayback Machine