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FERTILE LANDSialkot; 5000 years old city: Sialkot; 5000 years old city Sialkot is believed to have been founded by Raja Sul The uncle of the Pandavas , whose heroic deeds are recorded in the epic Mahbarata . Indo-Greek Kingdom Sialkot, The capital : Indo-Greek Kingdom Sialkot, The capital Sagala (Sialkot) was the capital , of the Indo-Greek Kingdom which broke-away from the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom during the Euthydemid Dynasty. The residence of Menander I ( Milinda ) during his reign between 160 and 135 B.C.PowerPoint Presentation: During the reign of Vikrama Ditya of Ujjain (380-413 A.D.), Shun and Dall were two of the most powerful tribes in Sialkot. Then the country was flooded and remained one vast uninhabited region for about 1000 years. A picture of Vetal hanging by a tree and Vikram in the background. Sialkot was re-established by Raja Sálbán in 200 AD. He built the famous Sialkot Fort.: Sialkot was re-established by Raja Sálbán in 200 AD. He built the famous Sialkot Fort .Sialkot Fort; One of oldest fort in world: Sialkot Fort; One of oldest fort in worldSialkot Fort, A 1862 sketch by A. H. Hope Wedderburn (1823-1900): Sialkot Fort, A 1862 sketch by A. H. Hope Wedderburn (1823-1900)PowerPoint Presentation: The great saint of Sialkot, Imam Ali- ul - Haq , known as Imam Sahib, lived in the 13th century, during the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (of the Tughlaq Dynasty). He is reputed to have converted a majority of the local population to Islam .Abdul Hakim Sialkoti (1561–1656): Abdul Hakim Sialkoti (1561–1656) Another renowned scholar of Sialkot was Mullah Abdul Hakim who is known in the Middle East as Fazil Lahori . The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan , had him weighed in gold once and in silver twice. He is buried in Sialkot near the old Power House ( Bijli Ghar ).Abdul Hakim Sialkoti (1561–1656): Abdul Hakim Sialkoti (1561–1656) Abdul Hakim Sialkoti ( 1561–1656)was a Muslim scholar . He was born in Sialkot during the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar. His father's name was Sheikh Shams- ud -Din. He was a scholar of the Qur'an and one of the leading philosophers of Islam in his time. He also wrote many books on logic and philosophy. His books are taught at international Islamic universities .PowerPoint Presentation: 1185……Sialkot became a part of the Muslim Sultanate of Delhi Sialkot then became a part of the Muslim Mughal Empire which was of Central Asian origin. The Mughal commander, Usman Ghani Raza , advanced towards Delhi by way of Sialkot which capitulated to his armies. . A fter the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh invaded. Between 1797 to 1810, Maharaja Ranjit Singh occupied Sialkot. The Muslims faced severe restrictions during the Sikh rule Sialkot was annexed by the British after the Second Anglo-Sikh War in 1849PowerPoint Presentation: The British laid the foundation of the Sialkot Cantonment in 1849 which was completed in 1852. For establishing the Sialkot Cantonment, the British-Indian Commander-in-Chief, Sir Lord Napier , visited Sialkot.The Scotch Mission High School: The Scotch Mission High School The Church of Scotland came to Sialkot in 1855 and set up T he Scotch Mission High School in 18xx and the Scotch Mission College (later renamed Murray College) in Sialkot in 1889 . Maulvi Mir Hasan , Mr Narinjan Das and Sardar Harnam Singh. CH Ghulam Ali B hutta were founder teachersScotch Mission High School: Scotch Mission High School 1868; Scotch Mission High School, situated in Kanak Mandi , Sialkot, 1889; up-graded to the status of an Intermediate College at the request of Punjab Govt.Murray College 1889: Murray College 1889PowerPoint Presentation: Dr . Muhammad Iqbal joined the Scotch Mission High School in 1883. He was enrolled as an Intermediate student on May 5, 1893.Muslim philosopher, scholar and poet: Muslim philosopher, scholar and poet Sialkot is the birthplace of the British-Indian Muslim philosopher, scholar and poet, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal ,Professor William Lilly: Professor William Lilly He is prominent figure of Sialkot, and eminent philosopher. He taught at the Murray College, Sialkot and spent most of his working life there. His book on ethics remains a classic . Professor William Lilly and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal used to act as examiners in philosophy for Punjab UniversityMaulana Ubaidullah Sindhi: Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi was born at Sialkot . He set up a “Hindustan Republic Government” in Afghanistan during World War I with Raja Mohinder Pratab as president and himself as prime minister . He was a close friend of Lenin and Trotsky and had lived in Turkey .A revolutionary. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Shedai(6) 1888-1974 He lead Pak-Indian independence movement in Europe : A revolutionary . Dr . Mohammad Iqbal Shedai (6) 1888-1974 He lead Pak-Indian independence movement in Europe He was fluent in French, Italian and German and wrote in all three. HE WAS FROM SIALKOTScholars : Scholars Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, religious scholar of Suni Islam. Pir , poet, and orator, belongs to SialkotFaiz Ahmed Faiz Intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language of Pakistan, Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize.: Faiz Ahmed Faiz I ntellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language of Pakistan, Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize. Sialkot is the birthplace. studied at Scotch Mission High School, Murray college.Maulana Zafar Ali Khan: Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Poet and writer, was born at Kot Mehrath , Sialkot.Khawaja Abdul Hamid Irfani: Khawaja Abdul Hamid Irfani Me is son-in-law of Iqbal’s elder brother Ata Muhammad. Dr. Irfani was a great scholar of Persian language and literature. HIS BOOK;;The Sayings of Rumi and IqbalPowerPoint Presentation: Notable Multi-dimensional Personality Dr. Qamar Tabish A Poet, And A Painter Contributed A Lot To The Urdu And The Persian Poetry, Religion And Painting Also Hailed From Sialkot. He Is Also Remembered As A Great Devotee Of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).Indian politician: Indian politician The famous Indian politician and twice Prime Minister of India, Gulzari Lal Nanda belonged from Sialkot .Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan Pakistan's first foreign minister : Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan Pakistan's first foreign minister Born in Sialkot . He was President of the International Court of Justice in The Hague , T he president of the UN-Assembly.WRITERS: WRITERS Amjad Islam Amjad ; the Urdu poet and lyricist, his family belong from Sialkot. Zulfikar Ghose ; English writer, was born at Sialkot.1935 He is a novelist, poet and essayist. A native of Pakistan who has long lived in Texas, he writes in the surrealist mode of much Latin American fiction, blending fantasy and harsh realism.WRITERS: WRITERS Narendra Kohli , who is one of the most prominent Hindi language authors of modern times, also belongs to Sialkot. 1940 wrote a huge 1300 page novel " Abhyudaya " in four parts (now published in 2 volumes). This was perhaps the first novel in any language that dealt with the entire RamayanaProfessor Rajinder Singh Bedi (1915–1984): Professor Rajinder Singh Bedi ( 1915–1984 ) Professor Rajinder Singh Bedi , a Urdu writer, was also born at Sialkot . was a progressive Urdu writer, playwright and a Hindi film director, screenwriter and dialogue writer. Dastak (The Knock) is a classic Hindi film made in 1970, it was written and directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi , Devdas (1955 film Kuldip Nayar (born 14 August 1923): Kuldip Nayar (born 14 August 1923 ) The Indian journalist, Kuldip Nayyar , was also born at Sialkot, is the son of Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh who was from Sialkot and used to practice medicine in the city,,, Trunk Bazaris .. V eteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist and author.JOURNALIST: JOURNALIST Khalid Hasan , http://www.khalidhasan.net/2004/02/20/sialkots-vanished-days/ Professor Waris Mir, Hamid Mir, Jawed Iqbal , Muhammad Farooq Mumtaz Hamid Rao PTV are from SialkotMaulvi Muhammad Ibrahim Sialkoti,: Maulvi Muhammad Ibrahim Sialkoti , One of the great Islamic scholars of early years of the last century. Faiz A hmed F aiz was sent to the Masjid of Maulvi Muhammad Ibrahim Mir Sialkoti to be oriented to the basics of religious studies .Khawaja Muhammad Safdar : Khawaja Muhammad Safdar A former acting President of Pakistan and Chairman of the Majlis -e- Shoora hails from Sialkot . His son, Khawaja Muhammad Asif , is a politician of Pakistan who presently represents Sialkot in the Pakistan National Assembly. He was a minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources in the last democratically-elected parliament . Former Speaker of the National Assembly, and Acting President, Chaudhry Amir Hussain and the Interior minister Rehman Malik also hail from Sialkot. Federal minister Dr Firdous Awan from S ialkotProfessor Dr M. Jamal Bhutta Founder Principal. Nishtar Medical College Multan.: Professor Dr M. Jamal Bhutta Founder Principal. Nishtar Medical College Multan. Belongs to S ialkotACTORS: ACTORS The Lollywood actor Waheed Murad , Bollywood actor Rajendra Kumar The actor A. K. Hangal were born at Sialkot. Ghulam Ali, the Ghazal maestro Ustad Allah Rakha , the Sarangi Nawaz are also from Sialkot .Players: Players Sialkot is the home of Pakistan National Cricket players , Ijaz Butt, (Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board), Zaheer Abbas, Ijaz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik were also born at Sialkot. The captains and players of the Pakistani National Hockey team Shahnaz Sheikh, Manzoor Hussain Jr., Nasir Ali, Asif Bajwa , (Secretary of Pakistan Hockey Federation), Kamran Ashraf also hail from this city. Ex national snooker champion Abu Saim also belongs to SialkotAllama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer: Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer Famous religious scholar and politician Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer was also from SialkotPowerPoint Presentation: Chacha Cricket, a world-known cricket fan, also belongs to Sialkot . Chaudhry Abdul JalilChaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi,: Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi , One of the founding figures of Pakistan, also hailed from an area near this city. It was due to his association with the city that the famous Sialkot Convention of the All-India Muslim League was held here . Chaudhry Naseer Malhi made history by becoming the first Asian man to host a White House dinner and pay from his personal financesThe Civil Service of Pakistan: The Civil Service of Pakistan A few names distinguishably surface which belong to Sialkot. Ejaz Naik , Secretary of Commerce ; Niaz Naik , Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Riaz Naik , Chairman CBR. Shoaib Sadal , I G Police Sind is also from Sialkot.EDUCATIONAL PERSONALITY: EDUCATIONAL PERSONALITY Prof. Ghulam Qamar Malik , Two times Best Educational Administrator Award holder, Who also served as the Principle of Murray College for 7 years(2005-2011 ) Prof Tahir Farooq , Principal GC Abbottabad(1984-1990), GC Manshera , Prof of English literature ‘1955-2005’, most respected teacher in Hazara division KPK, born in S ialkot.People of Sialkot are brave 1965 war, 1971 war: People of Sialkot are brave 1965 war, 1971 warThe craftsmen of Sialkot are world famous: The craftsmen of Sialkot are world famousThe Damascene craftsmen of Sialkot are world famous: The Damascene craftsmen of Sialkot are world famousThe leather coats of Sialkot are world famous: The leather coats of Sialkot are world famous There are 1438 companies dealing in Leather GoodsMDH Masalay: MDH Masalay The world-famous brand for Indian spices, MDH Masalay , started at Sialkot in 1919 by Mahashay Chuni Lal who owned a small shop ( Mahashian Di Hatti ) in Sialkot.Sialkoti paper: Sialkoti paper known as Man Singhi paper was famous all over the world .Sialkot International Airport A viable private sector initiative. The project has received strong support from the Government of Pakistan and made impressive progress in a short span of time. : Sialkot International Airport A viable private sector initiative. The project has received strong support from the Government of Pakistan and made impressive progress in a short span of time.PowerPoint Presentation: HEAD MERALA, RIVER CHENAB. SIALKOTDedicated TO Dear Father Dr Riaz Ahmed Bhutta, Thousands of Sialkotis For Their Services To Humanity with their Best Abilities around the Globe : Dedicated TO Dear Father Dr Riaz Ahmed Bhutta , Thousands of Sialkotis For Their Services To Humanity with their Best Abilities around the GlobePowerPoint Presentation: DR AMER RIAZ BHUTTA. SURGEON , TEACHER, LOVER OF HISTORY THANKS firstname.lastname@example.org You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.