Rainy Days 

Over the years, severe rains rise in Attock.  Houses destroyed in some areas. Flood like situation in the canals and rivers. Some streets and roads also look like flooding. 

Once Attock City was known as the cleanest city in the region. Especially after rain it looked like a washed pearl. But it was before the shopping bags were introduced. 

Jackals Restaurant 

At the junction of  Chhoi Road and Dr. Ghulam Jilani Burq Road South end there was a dhaba called Jackals Restaurant ( Geedar Hotel). The myth  about that dhaba is this, that one early morning some jackals were came to have breakfast from the woods of southern valley . The dhaba owner and his staff served them very well and told the story to people. Since day dhaba was being called Jackals Restaurant. It’s said that jackals were found there often after that. 

I’ve seen that dhaba and been there a couple of times but never seen jackals. 

The Storyteller 

Welcome to voiceofattock, an informal website or blog whatever you considered it. As the name shouts a typical news or media platform but it’s not actually into those dimensions completely. Voice is not always a news, it changes itself to the subject it belong,when it’s from past it’s history to future it’s hope from surrounding it’s information, education and at some point it becomes knowledge. 

And that’s the main idea for which I set it apart all. We’ll definitely go for some news, interviews etc within the theme but infect VOA would be a platform for those who seek and spread knowledge. As in my friends and family gathering I never go into debate saying ‘ Teach me or learn something ‘. Here I repeat. 

The canvas of VOA is very wide and multidimensional. I personally can not cover it all but I’ll try my best to keep the brushes till people come and pick theirs up. 

At the moment Voice of Attock is a one man show, ladies and gentlemen. I’ll search, I’ll find, I’ll make a story and then publish that’s why stories and articles may come late because I don’t believe in copy paste. Yes I’ll translate some stuff with references to its authors. 

I do hope some intellectuals will join me sooner or later. 

Akbar’s Attock

It is said that the Attock was named by Akbar The Great . Events and scenes became the reasons to him for naming the places, a beautiful scenery of a village made him saying Wah the place was named Wah. When he stayed longer than usual at the bank of river Indus the place was called Attock. And when he crossed the river safely the town on other end was said Khair Abad. 

There is another story of it too . Akbar learned a lot from his predecessor Sher Shah. Many tasks that Akbar had done were founded by Sher Shah. Sher Shah’s kingdom spread from Bihar to Punjab. On one end of it, there was a fort Ruhtas in Bihar. On the other end of it  , Shair Shah built the second fort on the land of the Ghakkars in Punjab, and named it Ruhtas again. In the same way Akbar had a city Cuttack on the Eastern edge of his kingdom.  Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. The name of the city is an anglicised form of Katak which literally means The Fort, Akbar built a fort here on the bank of Indus and named as Attock.

 Broadcasters, researchers, writer and traveler Mr. Raza Ali Abidi also mentioned in his book ‘The Grand Trunk Road’ that Akbar brought sailors from Banaras ( a city in India currently known as Varanasi) to sail in the Great Indus. To gratify them he named this place Attock Banaras.