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Sialkot District (Urdu: ضلع سیالکوٹ) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Sialkot is the capital.

The Sialkot District has a very large population of Cheema Jats who follow Islam, the Sialkot area would have been known as the home of the Cheema and Bajwa the tow jat clans who form a majority in Sialkot.

It is recorded that Masses of Jatts of Sialkot district, converted to Islam, under Daud Bandagi Kirmani (1513-1575), of Shergarh during the reign of Emperor Akbar between, 1556-1605. The Clans that converted included Sandhu, Ghumman, Bajwa, Virk, Maan, Cheema, Basra, Kahlon, Goraya, Sahi, Hanjra, Dehothar.