Sialkot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Sialkot is Pakistan’s twelfth most thickly settled town, and is a component of north-east Punjab — one among Pakistan’s principally extremely industrialised regions.
Sialkot has been noted by the economic expert for its entrepreneurial spirit, and productive business climate. Sialkot is additionally home to the Sialkot International airfield – Pakistan’s 1st privately owned public airport.
Sialkot is the world’s largest producer of hand-sewed footballs, with native factories producing 40-60 million footballs a year, amounting to roughly seventieth of world production.
There’s a well-applied child labour ban, the Atlanta Agreement, in the industry since a 1997 outcry. Sialkot is additionally the world’s largest manufacturer of surgical instruments, and efforts have conjointly been created to boost operating conditions therein industry. As of 2015, Sialkot exported US$2 billion value of products that is equal to 9% of Pakistan’s total exports (US$22 billion).
The 2014 FIFA World Cup’s footballs were made by Forward Sports, an organization primarily based in Sialkot.
Sialkot features a humid subtropical climate, with four seasons.
The post-monsoon season from period to mid-November remains hot throughout the daytime however nights quiet down considerably and also the low humidness makes the heat additional bearable. Within the winter from period of time to March, days are pleasantly mild to heat and infrequently significant rainfalls occur from the passage of frontal cloud bands. The temperature throughout winter could drop to zero °C or thirty two °F.