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Later, drums were replaced by cemented pillars and finally a minaret, with Iqbal’s Shaheen on its top, was built. This beautiful building, a marvel in architecture, is in a dilapidated condition.

Nobody seems to be interested in preserving this heritage.

’ May be some well-to=do son of the soil awakens to the challenge. Scotch Mission School Sialkot was established in 1857 by the Church of Scotland Mission.

It was initially a middle school which was upgraded to secondary level in 1864.

It was upgraded to an Intermediate College in 1889 in the same school building.

Revolutionary Poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz joined this school in 1917 and passed his Matriculation in 1927.

Raja Sálbán, with the services of 10,000 laborers and masons, built the Sialkot Fort in two years (which, at the time, had double walls) for the defence of the city.

At present, few ruins, including a bastion, are all that is left of the Fort.

It was founded by Lt Col (R) Sultan Sikander Ghumman, an Army Aviation helicopter pilot and an ex student of Cadet College Petaro.

His elder brother Lt Gen (R) Israr Ghumman, an Armored Corps officer, is the Chairman Board of Governors of this college.

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