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History of Attock

Attock is a place of great historic significance. Emperor Akbar the Great, the grandson of Babar, recognized the strategic importance of this area in 1581 and built the famous Attock Fort Complex. The fall of the Mughal Empire in the eighteenth century saw the rise of Sikhs in Punjab and Durrani Afghans to the West.

Attock, formerly known as Campbellpur is a historical city located in the north of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, not far from the country’s capital Islamabad. It is the headquarters of the Attock District and is the 61st largest city in Pakistan by population. The city was founded in 1908 several miles southeast of the older city of Attock Khurd, which had been established by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, and was initially named in honor of Sir Colin Campbell.


The city was initially named Campbellpore, also spelled Campbellpur, in 1908 in honor of Sir Colin Campbell. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Hindu and Sikh minorities emigrated to India, while Muslim refugees from India settled in Attock. The name was changed to Attock in 1978, its original name, which means “Foot of the Mountain. Attock is located near the Haro River, a tributary of the Indus River, 80 km (50 mi) from Rawalpindi.

Attock, also known as Campbellpur, is a city located in the Attock District of Punjab province in Pakistan. It is located approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the capital city of Islamabad, and is the headquarters of the Attock District. The city is known for its historical and cultural significance, and is home to several landmarks and attractions, including the Attock Fort, the Fakhr-e-Alam Mosque, and the Lalazar Garden. The city is also known for its industry, including oil and gas production and refining, and for its educational institutions.

Tourism Places in Attock

Taxila Museum

History Taxila Museum) is located in Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan. The museum houses an important and extensive collection of Gandharan art from the 1st century AD to his 7th century AD. Most


History Takht-i-Bahi is an Indo-Parthian section of an old Buddhist lamasery in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The station is

History Dharmarajika Stupa, also known as the Great Taxila Stupa, is a Buddhist stupa located near Attock, Pakistan. Founded in

Masjid Mahabat Khan

History The Mahabat Khan Mosque (مہابت خان مسجد) is a 17th-century mosque in Attock, Pakistan. The mosque he built in

Attock fort

History Attock fort was built at Attock Khurd during Akbar’s reign from 1581 to 1583 under the supervision of Khawaja

History Gola Sharif Railway Museum, also known as Pakistan Railway Heritage Museum, is a railway museum located near Sector F-13

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