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Sialkot Punjab Pakistan Sports City

Sialkot is the biggest sports goods manufaturer city in Pakistan. It's football is very much popular all over the world.

Sialkot is a city situated in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located near Indo-Pak border, about 125 k.m. from Lahore, the capital of Punjab. This city is centries old. According to tradition, it was constructed by Raja Sul. Famous Fort of Sialkot is still there but it is in the shape of a small hill now.
Old History
Sákala ( now Siálkot city ) was the capital of the Madras who are known in the late Vedic period ( Brihadáranyaka Upanishad ). Sákaladvipa , or the 'island of Sákala' was the name of the doáb, or the land lying between the two rivers, between Chandrabhága (Chenab) and Irávati (Ravi). Sákala was the capital ,or one of the capitals, of the Greek kings of the House of Euthydemus, and the residence of Menander (Milinda). After the invasion of the Húnas (Huns) in the last quarte of the fifth century A.D. it became the capital of Toramána and his son Mihirakula. The antiquities of Sialkot are discussed by Sir Alexander Cunnigham in his Archaeological Survey Reports, II, 21, 22, and XIV, 44 to 47. It's early history is closely interwoven with traditions of the Raja Sáliváhan, his son Raja Rasálu and his foe, Raja Húdi, so famous in Punjab folk-lore

History of Sialkot
                              The city of Siálkot is believed to have been founded by one Raja Sul or Sálá , the uncle of Pandhavas, whose heroic deeds are recorded in the epic Mahábhárta. After his death some 5000 years ago, there is a tradition that the dynasity continued for some 1500 years and then the country was flooded and remained one vast uninhabited region for about 1000 years. The popular belief is that it was re-founded in the reign of Vikramaditya of Ujjain by Raja Sáliváhan or Sálbán, who built the fort and city and gave the place its present name. He was of Sia caste, and it is believed that the word "Sialkot" means 'the fort of Sia'. Legend also says the Salivahan had two sons; one Puran by name , was killed by the instrumentality of a wicked step-mother, and thrown inot a well, still the resort of pilgrims near Sialkot , called "Puran ka Kunwna", the well of Puran. (A Mohalla in the city is also named "Puran Nagar") Other son of Salivahan , Rasalu, became involved in wars with Raja Hudi, popularly stated to have been a Gakkhar chieftain. Being worsted in battle, Rasalu, as the price for piece, was forced to give his daughter in marriage to his conqueror, who gave the territory he had conquered to Rasalu's adopted son.


                    Iqbal Manzal is the birth place of Pakistan's National Poet, Allama Mohammad Iqbal. It is located in Kashmiri Mohala. In 1861 Iqbal's grandfather Shaikh Rafiq buy this house and they shifted there from Mohala Khatikan. Due to its resemble by Iqbal Government of Pakistan buy this historical building and prepare it as museum, Now it has been opened for visitors.


                          Raja Sal Bahan has been past a very famous ruler at Sialkot. He reconstructed the fort, that was made by Raja Shull. Raja Sal Bahan had two sons. One is Rasalu , who become Raja (Ruler) after the death of his father, while his other son was prince Poren , who seizure by her father's second wife. and raja got so anger that he ordered his soldiers to kill Prince Poren and thrown into a well outside city. So Raja's soldiers cut off his hands and feet and throw him into well .which is present outside city Sialkot yet and known as Poren's well..

                                          Imam Shaib had been past a very famous Sufi (Poise man) in Sialkot. He had great love for Islam. He had very kind heart for the poor peoples. He is one of the most famous saint of the sialkot. His services for humanity will always keep him alive to all peoples. He is the main inspiration for next generations too.

Jinnah Stadium :- Cricket is the one of most popular play in Asian plays. and Pakistani team is known as the one of best teams in the world. So there are many play grounds in Pakistan., being the talented people's city ,Sialkot also has a best Cricket stadium where has been held many International matches. It is also known as Jinaha Park.

Sports & Surgical Items

Sialkot is famous all over the world because of its Sports Equipment and Surgical Instruments manufacturing industry. According to a myth, the sport goods industry got its start in Sialkot when a British man broke his tennis racquet and, since an immediate replacement was not possible, he asked a local craftsman to repair it. The man did a perfect job and the sports goods manufacturing industry took root in Sialkot. The recorded history of the industry goes back to 1895 when the city started becoming famous for its tennis racquets. By 1903, cricket bats were being crafted from imported English willow and exported to different parts of South Asia and beyond. In 1922, a local manufacturer was awarded the British Empire Export Award for supplying footballs to the British Army. Over the years the industry grew to include a variety of wood and leather-based sports equipment, and diversified into related industries such as cricket balls, volleyballs, field hockey sticks, polo sticks, recreational fishing equipment, sports apparel and horse riding equipment and even the Scottish bagpipes. The most successful sports manufacturing firms now have international collaborations with the well-known sports brands like Adidas (Germany), Puma (Germany), Nike (USA), Dita (UK), Mikasa (Japan) and Slazenger (UK). In the recent past, however, lack of modernisation and allegations of child'LANATTERR' labour usage have resulted in a loss of market share to the new entrants in the business like Thailand, Korea and China. The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry has now almost controlled the incidents of child labour usage within the industry with the collaboration of the United Nations (ILO). Most of the companies have adopted the ISO standards.








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