"SIALKOT ''THE CITY OF IQBAL''" Sialkot by marvelous_girl

Sialkot Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 41 photos

GEHNTA GHAR

It was made during british rule and it 's name 'Gehnta' means hour and 'Ghar' means house.It is basically a big clock tower for people to see time made by britishers.
Sialkot is the second largest forigen currency earner of Pakistan.Largest exporter of Medical equipments and sport goods.All the big brands like Nike,Adidas,Reebok,have their franchise in this city.it is the largest exporter of cricket bats to England.Famous cricketer Zaher Abbas was born in this city.
Sialkot is mainly famous for Leather goods,sport goods/wears,surgical instruments and musical instruments through out the world.
LEATHER GOODS:
The leather goods made here are jackets,belts,bags,wallets,tuxedos,gloves,shoes and other leather goods.the link below showx the list of sport good industries of the city.
http://www.sialkotexport.com/industry/Exporters_Leather_Goods.aspx
SPORT GOODS;
Sialkot is famous through out the world for sport goods.In 1994 the city exporters were selected to EXPORT OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL TO FIFA FOOTBALL WORLD CUP,USA 94.Puma and Adidas export goods like tennis,racquets, hockey sticks,sport gloves,bags,boxing gloves and other sport goods by taking service of exporters by importing their goods.
SURGICAL GOODS;
Sialkot is exports starting from sewing needles to the surgery instruments used by docters.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS;
Sialkot exports best quality musical instruments such as Idiophones, membranophones, flutes,guitars,bag pipes,aero phones,lip vibrated musical instruments,keybord chordophones,harps,lyres,lutes and electrophones.

sikh gurdawara

this is the place where it is said that baba Guru Nank(founder of sikh religion) stayed.
Zaheer Abbas:
Another famous personality born in Sialkot.He is a former Pakistani cricketer, regarded as one of the finest batsman produced by Pakistan.He is widely known as the "Asian Bradman", a reference to former Australian great Sir Donald Bradman.Abbas made his Test match debut in 1969, and in his second Test he scored 274 against England, still the fourth ever highest score by a Pakistani batsman after. This was the first of four double-centuries Abbas made; only ten men have scored more. The last of his four Test double-centuries was an innings of 215 against India in 1983, the first of three centuries in consecutive Tests, and his hundredth first-class century; Abbas and Geoffrey Boycott are the only two batsmen to have scored their hundredth first-class century in a Test match.

house Ilama Iqbal

This is picture of house of late national poet of Pakistan named Allama Muhamad Iqbal.He proposed the idea of a separate homeland for the muslim of subcontinent India.He was born in Sialkot in 1877 and died in 1897.he was great poet,philosopher and an active political leader he not just proposed Two Nation Theory but he dreamed of a seperate home land for the muslims of sub-continent India.he finished his high school from Murray college,sialkot.he got gold medal in masters in Phillosiphy .he was a great critic of western society.He wrote the famous poem in Pakistan and India called"sare jahan se acha hindustan hamara"which means"our India is the best in the whole world" it was written when hindu and muslims of subcontinent were working together in order to get freedom 4rm Britishers. Other than Ilama Iqbal,Faiz Ahmad Faiz(very famous peot) and Maulana Zafar Ali Khan(writer poet and journalist who took part in moment of Pakistan) were also born in Pakistan.

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  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Happy Birthday!!

  • AmnahM's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    post some research about HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL sialkot i need information about it but not getting much kindly recommend something ....itz about my thesis

    • ranger49's Profile Photo
      Dec 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      AmnahM -If you are travelling to Sialkot
      and need travel information ask your question on the relevant Travel Forum. But do not expect answers for your homework, school or college studies. This is a travel site for travellers not an encyclopedia for students. Have you tried Google - or your college library?

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    Great page Mahreen. Happy Birthday !!!

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    I had never really known much about Sialkot before and this is a very informative page. What about some more restaurant tips? I love Pakistani food! fergy.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Please add up more pictures and tips. You need to find time for this.

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Thanks Mahreen for beautiful pictures. Sualkot is my hometown and I enjoyed your Sialkot page.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    The tombs and shrines are very interesting. You have done a nice job of showing the sites and telling the story of them.

  • besal's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    First of all Happy Birthday and have a great day. You have done a good job here. Keep it up! Will visit other pages later. Regards, Amir

  • lahoree's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    What is the name of oldest resto of Sialkot Cant? I remember it was the only nice resto in the city long time ago.

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Thanks for stopping by! I have a Pakistani stamp in my passport, but I do not feel I saw anything... I must return and explore your beautiful country more.

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