District Attock was established in 1905 with the name of Cambellpur. After that this district was named as “Attock”. Its present shape is since 1985. It is the last district of the Punjab, situated on the entrance point of KPK Province. Illegal arms intoxicants and other manufacturing articles are being smuggled from KPK to Punjab through this district. So Attock Police pay a pivotal role for the prevention of smuggling from KPK to other Punjab.

District Attock consists of Six Tehsils. Attock, Jand, Pindigheb, Hazro, Hassanabdal and Fateh Jang. Most of the area of district Attock is “Barani”. Railway line and road links the different cities of the district. The Indus River is the boundary line between KPK Province and Punjab. Haripur district is situated in the north of Attock district while Swabi in north-west, Kohat and Nowshera in West, Mianwali in south, Chakwal in south-east and Rawalpindi in East. Most of the population resides in the rural areas and it is very difficult to reach their due to the non availability of transport. There is mountain range of “Kala Chitta” in the south-west of the district which provide the shelter to the criminals, all the area is very hard/dangerous and proclaimed offenders after commission of offences hide themselves in these areas. The different “Belas” on the side of river Indus are also harbours of the offenders. Offenders also after commission of the offence can easily enter in Tribal Areas through south-west of the district.

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Author R&D Branch, Punjab
Maintainer Namra Naseem
Last Updated April 4, 2021, 19:45 (UTC)
Created December 7, 2020, 07:11 (UTC)
Publisher Punjab Police
Data Type non-geospatial
Data Source Secondary Research
Organization Type Private organization
Category Public Safety