The Attock Bridge over the Indus River connects the provinces of Punjab and NWFP
The bridge at Attock is one of the most important transportation junctions in Pakistan. Its significance dates to ancient times. Because the Indus river banks on both sides are so close here, it was the right location for boat bridges going back to Alexander the Great's conquest of Punjab, later Mughal invasions and the British period.
The famous Indian mathematician Panini is said to have been born near Attock around 500 BCE. A huge fort was constructed at Attock by Akbar to supply his Afghan expeditions in the 17th century. Today it serves as a key check post for traffic from Lahore and Islamabad to Peshawar and the Afghan frontier.