The City Of Sialkot

The Iqbal City Sialkot

Sialkot (Urdu: سيالكوٹ) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is the capital city of Sialkot District. It is Pakistan’s 12th most populous city and is located in north-east Punjab—one of Pakistan’s most industrialised regions. Along with the nearby cities of Gujranwala and Gujrat, Sialkot forms part of the so-called “Golden Triangle” of industrial cities with export-oriented economies. Through exports, Sialkot-based industries are obtaining foreign exchange to more than $2.5 billion annually to strengthen the national exchequer. This city is also known as the City of Iqbal. Sialkot has a GDP(nominal) of $13 Billions. Which make it 4th largest in Pakistan. City of Iqbal Sialkot is located on the river of Chenab river. The boundries of Sialkot are joined with Jammu (the capital of indian occupoied Jammu state) in north east, district Narowal in south east, district Gujranwala in south west and Gujrat district in north west.

Sialkot is believed to be the site of ancient Sagala, a city razed by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE, and then made capital of the Indo-Greek kingdom by Menander I in the 2nd century BCE—a time during which the city greatly prospered as a major centre for trade and Buddhist thought Sialkot continued to be a major political centre, until it was eclipsed by Lahore around the turn of the first millennium. The city rose again in prominence during the British era, and is now one of Pakistan’s most important industrial centres. Sialkot has a GDP(nominal) of $13Billion . Which make it 4th largest in Pakistan.

Sialkot is wealthy relative to other cities in South Asia, with an estimated 2021 per capita income of $18,500(nominal). The city has been noted by The Economist for its entrepreneurial spirit, and productive business climate that have made Sialkot an example of a small Pakistani city that has emerged as a “world-class manufacturing hub.” The relatively small city exported approximately $2.5 billion worth of goods in 2017, or about 10% of Pakistan’s total exports. The city produces over half of the world’s footballs. Sialkot is also home to the Sialkot International Airport; Pakistan’s first privately owned public airport. In Sialkot There are also immigrants(muhajir) there are two towns (Mohallah) Shahabpura and kashimiri mohallah with more immigrants. The most living caste in Shahabpura is Gujjar and Rana Caste and than other Ansari, Mughal, Mehar, Rajput and others.

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