As else where in the country , Independence Day was also observed in Attock , with full patriotism , zeal and zest . All the Govt and private buildings , houses and markets were decorated with national flags and buntings . Different ceremonies were held to mark the day. Main function was held in DC Office Attock , where DC Imran Qureshi was the Chief Guest. On the occassion DPO Hasan Asad Alvi, ADCG Tariq Niazi, ADC Sheikh Saleem Khalid, AC Mehreen Faheem Abbasi , ADLG Jahangir Mirza , Incharge Rescue 1122 Dr Ashfaq Mian and others were also present.
DC Imran Qureshi hoisted the national flag . Another function washed in Jinnah Hall Attock where Chairperson District Council Attock Eman Tahir hoisted the national flag. DC Imran Qureshi while addressing the function said that we must value our independence as our forefathers gave great sacrifices to achieve it and now we have to retain and maintain it at any cost. He said, where ever we are must serve this country with sincerity and dedication. He said , we must be thankful to Allah for giving us this independence which is a great blessing and said that those who are living in slavery can judge it’s value.
Chairperson in her address said that the sun rose on 14th August 1947 , will never set. She said, here minorities are also enjoying their rights and religious freedom. She said , it is high time to take practical steps in spite of extending lip service. Latter DC Attock Imran Qureshi along with Divisional Forest Officer Syed Kamran Kazmi inaugurated a tree Plantation by planting a sapling on Hatian road. Similar functions in connection with independence day were held in schools , colleges and private set ups as well. Sweets were also distributed among prisoners of district jail Attock , patients of of Asfandyar Hospital Attock and children living in Pakistan Sweet Home Attock.