Strategically! The Pakistan central air command, is situated in Sargodha city. The city is well known by the name as; “The city of Shaheens - means the city of Hawks”. The Pakistan air force academy is situated in Sargodah, where pilots are trained for fighter tactics and weapons. The history of Sarhodha reveals that it was the agricultural area and the forests, during the Indus Valley civilization. The Sargodha was ruled by Maurya Empire, Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Gupta Empire, White Huns, Kushano-Hephthalites, Shahi kingdoms, Mughal Empire, Sikhs and by the Britishers. During British rule Sargodha gained the importance due to its geographical location, and British Royal Air Force constructed an airport there.
The economy of Sargodha city is based on the agricultural sector and live stocks. People are engaged in the cultivation of seasonal crops and fruits. The area is also rich in crops like; Oranges, guavas, wheat, rice, sugar cane. Other fruits include; Jammon, pears, dates, pomegranates, and phalsa are also grown is some small quantities. Some of these crops are also exported to other countries. The breeding programs for hybrid animals are supported by the government. People are more involved in the growing crops, and breeding or fattening of animals. The high quality of goats, cows, sheep and bulls for rearing and production of meat are exported to other countries also.
Other industrial markets include: beverages, manufacture of diesel engines, foundry products, glass products, leather footwear, oil mills, pesticides, insecticides, poultry feed, plastics, ready-made garments, tanning and textiles, Switches/Bacolite industry.
Attraction for travelers
If anyone desires to go through the spirit of the people dwelling in the rural country, they are advised to visit Sargodha. They will definitely enjoy the hospitality of people living there. Green agricultural land and breeding farms will take them near to the nature. They will receive the living standard that is inhabited by the common men in the small town.
Taxies and buses are often available in the city to wander about. For passing to other urban centers, people use their own transport or travel, they travel on buses or hire private cars. The city is also connected to other major cities via railway network. For traveling to international cities, the people of Sargodha city share Faisalabad international airport to avail the airline services.