Sialkot is a city in Pakistan situated in the north-east of the Punjab province at the foothills of snow-covered peaks of Kashmir near the Chenab river. It is the capital of Sialkot District. The city is about 125 km (78 mi) north-west of Lahore and only a few kilometers from Indian-controlled Jammu. The recorded history of Sialkot covers thousands of years. Sialkot has, since its foundation, changed hands from Hindu, Buddhist, Persian, Greek, Afghan, Turk, Sikh, Muslims and British rule to that of present-day Pakistan.The Sialkot Cricket Team are known as the Sialkot Stallions.Sialkot International Airport is the first-ever private-sector airport of Pakistan managed by the SIAL consortium.There are several famous squares in the city as Beri Wala Chowk, Rang Pura Chowk, Dara-Araian, Imam Sahib Chowk, Shahab Pura Chowk,and Saddar Bazar. The Sialkot Railway Station, is situated on the Railway Road near the Iqbal Chowk.Also located there is the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the branches of many multi-national banks.