The city is home to the Sialkot International Airport, which is first privately own public airport in the country. It is a wealthy city as compared to other cities in South Asia, with a per capita income of $2800 according to 2014 estimate. It has productive business climate and entrepreneurial spirit and has emerged as a world class manufacturing hub. This relatively small city has exported about 10% of Pakistan exports in 2015 which is worth of $2 billion and set an example fo the other cities. Allama Iqbal, the philosopher-poet, who is credited for inspiring the Pakistan Movement, was born into a Kashmiri family in Sialkot in 1877. His family had converted to Islam from Hinduism in the early 1400s.