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Coordinates: 33.8936111° N 72.2413889° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

6,857 km²
Population (1988)
 • Density
 • 186/km²
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • District Nazim
 • District Naib Nazim
 • District Council
 • Number of Tehsils
Maj.(r) Tahir Sadiq Khan

Malik Sameen Khan
 • 6 Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Pakistan Standard Time (PST) is the time zone for Pakistan. ... UTC +5 is the timezone for : Pakistan Standard Time in Pakistan. ... The equivalent terms tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, and taluq refer to a unit of government in some countries of the Indian subcontinent. ...

Main language(s) Punjabi, Hindko,Urdu,Pushto
Attock Website Tehsil Municipal Administration
(Local Govt. Body)

Attock District (Urdu: اٹک) is an administrative district in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The district was created in 1904 by the merger of Talagang tehsil in the Jhelum District with the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi District of British Raj. Attock District is bordered by the Haripur and Swabi districts of North-West Frontier Province to the north, the district of Rawalpindi to the east, the district of Chakwal to the southeast, the district of Mianwali to the southwest, and North-West Frontier Province districts of Kohat and Nowshera to the west and northwest. The river Indus forms the western boundary of the district. Attock District was originally named Campbellpure after the British Sir Campbell who founded the city of Campbellpure. The name of the district was changed to Attock as of 1978.[1] Attock City is the district headquarters. Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Hindko is an ancient language spoken in the Indian subcontinent. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... This article is about the Pakistani province. ... Talagang Talagang is a beautiful town located in District Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan. ... The equivalent terms tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, and taluq refer to a unit of government in some countries of the Indian subcontinent. ... The Jhelum district (Urdu: جہلم) is situated in Punjab province of Pakistan. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Akbars Fort at Attock Attock (Urdu: اٹک) is a city located in the northern border of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and also a border district on the river Indus. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The flag of British India British India, circa 1860 The British Raj (Raj in Hindi meaning Rule; from Sanskrit Rajya) was the British rule between 1858 and 1947 of the Indian Subcontinent, which included the present-day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Burma (Myanmar), whereby these lands were under the colonial... Haripur is a city in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, 65 km north of Islamabad and 35 km south of Abbottabad, in a hilly plain area . ... Location of Swabi District (highlighted in yellow) within the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. ... The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) (Urdu: شمال مغربی سرحدی صوبہ) is the smallest in size of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Pashtuns (Pakhtoons). ... Chakwal (Urdu: چکوال) is the main town in Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan and is located 90 km south-east of the federal capital, Islamabad. ... Mianwali (Urdu: میانوالی) is one of the north-western city in the province of Punjab, Pakistan Bordering Bannu, Lakki Marwat in west, Kohat and Karak in North west and D.I.Khan in southwest. ... Kohat (Urdu: کوہاٹ) is a medium sized town in central North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. ... Nowshera (Pashto: نوښار)(Urdu: نوشہرہ) - known locally as Now-khaar is the chief of city of Nowshera District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. ... Satellite image of the Indus River basin. ... Attock City lies on the bank of River Indus. ...

The district has a population of 1,274,935 of which 20.45% were urban in 1998.[2] The Awans, Milars and khattaks are major tribes of the Attock District.


Geography and climate

The Attock District has a climate of hot summers and cold winters. The northern part of the district is more humid and is more moderate in climate relative to the southern part of the district. Geographically, the district is mainly hills, plateaus and dissected plains. The Indus River flows on the northern and western borders of the district. After Haripur, the Haro River passes through the north of the tehsil of Attock where there is a flood plain with fertile soil. The District's average annual rainfall is 783 mm. Satellite image of the Indus River basin. ... Location of Haripur District (highlighted in red) within the North West Frontier Province. ... Haro is the name of a river and its valley in the Abbottabad District, northern Pakistan, identified with the Rigvedic Arjikiya. ...

Headline text

Italic text ==

  1. Attock[3]
  2. Fateh Jang
  3. Hassan Abdal
  4. Jand
  5. Pindi Gheb
  6. Hazro

Tehsil Nazims WAQAS KHAN nazim NARTOPA and soon will be the presedent of PAKISTAN Qazi Khalid Mehmood Nazim Tehsil Attock Akbars Fort at Attock Attock (Urdu: اٹک) is a city located in the northern border of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and also a border district on the river Indus. ... Fateh Jang (Fatehjang / Fatehjung / Fatehgarh / Fatehgunj / Fatehganj) is small town located nearly 25 miles (as the crow flies) southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Rawalpindi-Kohat or Rawalpindi-Mianwali road. ...

Sardar Arjamand Zaheer Afzal Khan Nazim Tehsil Fatehjang

Haji Shafqat Ali Khan Tahirkheli Nazim Tehsil Hassanabdal

Sardar Manzar Ameer Khan Nazim Tehsil Jand

Malik Liaqat Ali Khan Nazim Tehsil Pindigheb

Raza Khan Nazim Tehsil Hazro



NA57 Attock-I

(i) Attock City

(ii) Chach area

Malik Amin Aslam Khan of Shamsabad, Minister of State for Environment.

NA58 Attock-II

(i) Jand Tehsil

(ii)Pandi Gheb Tehsil

Malik Allah Yar Khan of Khunda Chairman Public Accounts Committee.

NA59 Attock-III

(i) Hassan Abdal Tehsil

(ii) Fateh Jang Tehsil

(iii)Sanjwal Cantt

(iv) Union Councils Golra and Akhori of Tehsil Attock

Mr. Shaukat Aziz

Prime Minister Islamic Republic of Pakistan


PP15 Attock-I

Syed Ejaz Hussain Bokhari Advocate former Chairman District Council Attock.

PP16 Attock-II

Col (r) Shuja Khanzada of Shadi Khan Provincial Minister

PP17 Attock-III

Sardar Muhammad Ali Khan Provincial Parliamentary secretary

PP18 Attock-IV

Col (r) Malik Muhammad Anwar Provincial Minister

PP19 Attock-V

Peer Abbas Mohi-ud-Din Shad of Makhad Shareef


Former Chairman of District Council Attock Sardar Mehmood Khan Advocate is Member Senate of Pakistan.

PPP Central Leader Malik Hakmeen Khan and Late Ahmad Waheed Akhtar Advocate were also Members of Senate.

Famous places & People

  • Attock City
  • Attock Cantt
  • Attock Khurd
  • Akhori
  • Basia
  • Bahader Khan
  • Behboodi (Raza Khan Politics, Qari Saeed-ur-Rehman Religious and Politics)
  • Behraam Ki Bara Dari
  • Begum Ki Sra'ey
  • Basal
  • Bahter (Late Sardar Muhammad Sadiq Khan, Sardar Tahir Sadiq Khan Politics)
  • Burhan (Barkat Ali Khan Politics)
  • Formulli saif ali(Muhammad Akbar khan (koria),Muhammad Luqman,Hamid saeed ,)situated on the bank of Sind river.A heaven on earth .
  • Darya (Late Peer Hafiz Saeed Sahab Religious and Politics)
  • Daman (Haji Mohammad Ayub Khan a prominent figure of the area) (Mohammad Nawaz Khan ex-vice chairman of District council Attock and presently serving as Nazim Union council Horoon).
  • Daurdad (Late Muhammad Yaqoob Khan (1919-1992) Social work and Politics, Muhammad Ismail Khan Shaheed (1953-2006) Journalism and social work, Hafiz Abdul Hameed Khan Journalism
  • Dekhnair
  • Dhoke Fateh
  • Fateh Jang (Tehsil Headquarter)
  • Ghazi Barotha (Ghazi is a Tehsil Headquarter of District Haripur and Barotha is a famous village in Teshil and District Attock while "Ghazi Barotha" is famous for Hydro Power Project which start production of electricity recently)
  • Golra
  • Gondal
  • Ghorghushti (Ahsan Khan former Member Distrcit Council Attock)
  • Hattian
  • Haji Shah
  • Hazro (Tehsil Headquarter)(Mohammad Afzal Dar, Former Chairman Muncipal Committee Hazro)
  • Hassanabdal (Tehsil Headquarter)
  • Haroon (Rustam Khan ex Member District Council Attock, Nisar Khan A Famous Political and Social Figure, Abdul Rasheed Khan Former Nazim Union Council Haroon)
  • Hameed
  • Mr Prof. Mushtaq Ahmed is one of the earlier Master Degree (ENGLISH) Holder in, Fateh Jang
  • Jatial (Qazi Khalid Mehmood Politics)
  • Jalalia (Wasiq Khan former Vice Chairman Zila Council Attock)
  • Jand (Tehsil Headquarter)
  • Kamalpur Musa
  • Kamra (Syed Ejaz Bokhari MPA and former Chairman Zila Council Attock)
  • Kanjri Ka Maqbra
  • Kaloo Kalan
  • Koolathi
  • Malhoo (Lt.Gen Jahandad Khan former Governor Sindh Province)
  • Makhad (Peer Safiuddin Politics, Peer Abbas Politics)
  • Madrota
  • Mansar
  • Malak Mala (Khan Dost Muhammad Khan, Chairman Union Council Malak Mala for three consecutive terms)
  • Mirza
  • [Mithial] ( Situated at the Rawalpindi-Kohat road. Mitha Khan is the of Mithial. He was the forefather of the majority of people living in Mithial. He laid the foundation of Mthial centuries ago. There are two famous shrines of saits, they are Hazrat Pir Nanga and Baba Mina Feroz.))
  • Musa (Late. Syed Muhammad Sulman Shah, Spiritual and Religious)
  • Nartupa
  • Pind Fazal Khan (Retired Tehsildar Late Sardar Sultan Mahmood Khan Bismil(1933-2004) Prominent Poet and Landlord, Sardar Sajid Mahmood Khan, Landlord and Numberdar)
  • Pind Sultani Mithial Basal
  • Pindi Gheb (Tehsil Headquarter, Malik Ameer Muhammad Khan Politics)
  • Saba Kumala
  • Salim Khan (Late Hafiz Mohammad Zamurad Khan,(Religious Scholar), Qari Sherafzal Khan,(Central Leader JUI-F)
  • Sama (Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Politics)
  • Shinka
  • Shamasabad (L. Sir Malik Muhammad Amin Khan , L. Malik Muhammad Akram Khan, Malik Muhammad Aslam Khan, Malik Amin Aslam Khan. all Politics)
  • Shadi Khan (Alhaj Taj Muhammad Khanzada, Shuja Khanzada Politics)
  • Sirka
  • Taja Baja
  • Thatta
  • Viro (Late. Malik Abdul Ghani )
  • Waisa
  • Mithial (Ch Muhammad Arshad Ex Member Districk Council)
  • Attock Fort
  • GPI Attock
  • Ghazi Barotha Dam
  • Kamra Air Base
  • POF Sanjwal
  • Sindh River
  • Kund National Park
  • Harro River
  • Attock Fort

Attock fort was completed in 1583 under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi, a minister of Emperor Akbar. The Mughal caravan sarai outside the fort, which is almost on the G.T. Road, was also built during this period. Please note that no visitors are allowed inside the Fort. Attock City lies on the bank of River Indus. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Daūrdād is a well-known village of Union Council Golra, Tehsil and District Attock (Urdu: اٹک), in the Province Punjab (Urdu: پنجاب), of Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Urdu: اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاکستان). It is located some 23 kilometres northeast of the district headquarters, at Sanjwal–Bahter Road. Daurdad is a historic... GHORGHUSHTI. غورغشتى Ghorghushti is a Town in Chach in Attock district. ... Map of Jalalia Jalalia Union council Jalalia (Urdu: جلاليه) is a village located in Chach, the northern part of Attock District of (Punjab), Pakistan. ... Kamalpur Musa is one of the promising village of District Attock its neighbours are Waisa, Malhu,Shadikhan etc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Makhad is a hilly historical town in the Attock District in Northen Punjab of Pakistan. ... Mansar is a town in the Attock district in Pakistan. ... // Musa (Musaceae), one of three genera in the family Musaceae that includes bananas and plantains Mūša, a river in Lithuania and Latvia Musa, a small village in Chhachh (Attock District) Musa Dağı a mountain peak in Turkey Abu Musa, an island in the Persian Gulf Jabal Musa, Sinai, a... Shinka is a small village near Jalalia in the Hazro Tehsil, Attock District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. ... GPI Attock, Government Polytechnic Institute Attock is one of the most prestigious, recently emerged & largest Government Technical Education promotion facilities in Attock & Rawalpindi District. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ...

  • Chhachh

Chhachh is a geographical region in the northern section of Attock, a district of Punjab, Pakistan, and south-west Hazara. Chhachh is a plain which rolls from the Hazara-Gandhara Hills south to Kamra, and from east of the Indus to the broken lands near Lawrencepur. It is the most fertile area of the Rawalpindi division. Almost 50% of the population of this area are of Pathan origin, who speak Pushto and hindko. The other 50% speak Hindko, a dialect of western Punjabi. The remaining population consists of Awans, Sayyeds, Gujjars and other tribes. Chach people are called Chachies and they are revered for their vicious fighting ability in ancient times and more recently for their much advancement in education, culture, and society. It is known to be one of the most beautiful region in Pakistan due to its geostatistics. It is a valley surrounded by mountains from three sides and Indus river from one side. It offers the perfect shape of Pakistan's diverse culture.

  • Gandhara

Gandhara (gəndä'rə) , historic region of India, now in NW Pakistan. Situated astride the middle Indus River, the region had Taxila and Peshawar as its chief cities. It was originally a province of the Persian Empire and was reached (327 B.C.) by Alexander the Great. The region passed to Chandragupta, founder of the Maurya empire, in the late 4th cent. B.C., and under Asoka was converted (mid-3d cent.) to Buddhism. It was part of Bactria from the late 3d cent. to the 1st cent. B.C. Under the Kushan dynasty (1st cent.–3d cent. A.D.), and especially under Kanishka, Gandhara developed a noted school of sculpture, consisting mainly of images of Buddha and relief’s representing scenes from Buddhist texts, but with marked Greco-Roman elements of style. The art form flourished in Gandhara until the 5th cent., when the region was conquered by the Huns.

See also

This article is about the Pakistani province. ... The Districts of Pakistan form the third tier of government in Pakistan, ranking as subdivisions of the provinces of Pakistan. ...


Panini 520BC-460BC: <Panini/J J O'Connor and E F Robertson> "Panini was born in Shalatula, a town near to Attock on the Indus river in present day Pakistan. The dates given for Panini are pure guesses. Experts give dates in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th century BC and there is also no agreement among historians about the extent of the work which he undertook. What is in little doubt is that, given the period in which he worked, he is one of the most innovative people in the whole development of knowledge. We will say a little more below about how historians have gone about trying to pinpoint the date when Panini lived. Panini was a Sanskrit grammarian who gave a comprehensive and scientific theory of phonetics, phonology, and morphology

A treatise called Astadhyayi (or Astaka ) is Panini's major work. It consists of eight chapters, each subdivided into quarter chapters. In this work Panini distinguishes between the language of sacred texts and the usual language of communication. Panini gives formal production rules and definitions to describe Sanskrit grammar. Starting with about 1700 basic elements like nouns, verbs, vowels, consonants he put them into classes. The construction of sentences, compound nouns etc. is explained as ordered rules operating on underlying structures in a manner similar to modern theory. In many ways Panini's constructions are similar to the way that a mathematical function is defined today" Citied from (J J O'Connor and E F Robertson, Panini Biography, 2000) MacTutor History of Mathematics [1]

PBTE Affiliate Institutions

  • Tameer-e-Millat Institute of Technology, City of Education, Ratwal, Fatehjang

HEC Affiliate Institutes

  • GPI Attock
  • Govt. Degree College Attock
  • Govt. College, Fatehjang
  • Govt. Girls College, Fatehjang
  • Technical & Vocational Training Center, Fatehjang
  • Abaad Technical Training Center, Fatehjang
  • DigiTech Engineering & Advertising (Engineering & Grafix Designing Solutions)
  • Govt. College, Hazro
  • Govt. College, Pindi Ghab
  • Fazaia Degree College, M.R.F, Kamara
  • Shaheen Degree College, Kamra
  • Govt. College for Women Attock
  • Govt. College for Women, Hazro
  • Govt. College for Women, Pindi Gheb
  • Govt. College, Attock
  • Govt. Commercial Training Institute, Attock
  • Govt. College of Commerce, Attock
  • Govt.elementary school Formulli

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is an international organization. ... GPI Attock, Government Polytechnic Institute Attock is one of the most prestigious, recently emerged & largest Government Technical Education promotion facilities in Attock & Rawalpindi District. ...


  1. ^ Offical Website. Attock Police. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  2. ^ Urban Resource Center - Pakistan: Population 1901-98. Urban Resource Center. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  3. ^ Tehsil Attock. TMA Attock. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
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Capital Lahore
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