Sialkot represents one of the finest classes of craftsmen since the era of Mughals, who with the passage of time became entrepreneurs. With the highest per capita exports in the country, the city thrives on a dense network of subcontracting relationships and a commendable entrepreneur spirits.
Sialkot Leather Cluster was one of the largest industries of Pakistan. In Sialkot the Leather Cluster was scattered over the whole city. Daska Road, Defence Road, Marala Road, S.I.E, Uggoki Road, Kashmir Road, Saidpur Road, Pasroor Road, Waziarabad Road, Zafarwal, Road and some other areas were the Clusters of different type of Leather products units.
The history of industrialization of Sialkot is old emerging from the handcrafted knives and swords in Mughal times but gradually a huge diversification brought Sialkot name to the one of finest sports goods producing city of the day all over the world. The manufacturing units of Sialkot excel to a very high degree in Sports Equipment and Surgical Instruments manufacturing. Beside Sports and surgical instruments other industries of Sialkot include Leather Tanneries, Leather Garments, Musical Instruments, Sportswear included Martial arts wear , Gloves, Badges, Seat and Walking Sticks, Cutlery, Hunting Knives, Air Guns and Shotguns.
One of the sub trade in which Sialkot has earned a good repute is hunting and shooting sports accessories. Many of the companies are producing hunting vest, jacket, gun slips, pistols keeps, gun cases and many types and design of holsters. These are all export-oriented businesses and earn billions of dollars of foreign exchange for the Country every year. Most of the companies are well versed with the ever changing trends in products and with the internationally acceptable standards.
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