OUR STAFF REPORTER SIALKOT - Exporters and industrialists of Sialkot have always diverted their energies towards production of highest quality goods, said the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president. Interacting with newsmen here Saturday, Naeem Anwar Qureshi said that the citys century-old history of production of sporting goods, surgical and industrial equipment had seen marvellous development over the years mainly due to the expertise of entrepreneurs in the field of export. He said that those products that were meant for markets of developed economies were not affordable in the domestic market because it was still being developed. It is quite unique for Sialkot that everything produced here is exported. He maintained that the people of Sialkot remained engaged in achieving better results in every field of life. To remain at the top, industrialists in Sialkot ensure upgradation, modification and remodelling of the production process to maintain quality as per international standards. Qureshi said that industrialists and exporters had accepted the challenges to comply with quality standards with extraordinary determination that could be gauged from the fact that majority of ISO certified Pakistani companies belonged to Sialkot. Exporters are utilising latest environment-friendly techniques. The export-oriented industrial sector of Sialkot is earning a foreign exchange to the tune of $1.25b annually, which is an exceptional achievement considering the small size and population of the city. Because of the SMEs culture in Sialkot, per capital income of its people is much higher than other cities of the country. The SCCI president said that bank loan and tax default rate in Sialkot was zero percent. He said that several accolades have been won by Sialkot industrialists for quality sporting goods, surgical and musical instruments. He said that due to extraordinary export performance in leather, exporters had succeeded in meeting the compliance standard of foreign buyers under the WTO, but needed support from developed countries to enter and operate in the WTO regime in an organised manner. Crackdown on land grabbers ordered: DCO Mujahid Sher Dil has ordered a crackdown on land-grabbers and Qabza mafia to retrieve state and private lands from their illegal occupation in the districts all four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils. Presiding over a meeting of the District Task Force constituted to retrieve state land and end land-grabbers here, the DCO gave the officials concerned one week deadline for removal of all encroachments and end illegal occupation of state land in the district. He also vowed that land-grabbers and Qabza mafia would be dealt with sternly and no pressure would be accepted in this regard.