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-sewed 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]
References[change | change source]
- "Pakistan's business climate If you want it done right". The Economist. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Sialkot|