ARL 100 Years of Excellence
Centennial Celebration of Attock Refinery Limited

Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) commemorated its 100 years anniversary on 11th February, 2022 in a solemn ceremony at the Company’s General Office, Morgah Rawalpindi. Mr. Shuaib A. Malik, Group Chief Executive, Attock Group and Chairman ARL graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The Chief Guest in his address congratulated ARL management and workers on centenary celebration. He said that ARL has reached this milestone after successfully navigating through many hurdles and challenges over 100 years. He further said that Morgah Refinery has unique distinction of first and only refinery of northern region of Pakistan and it has played a pivotal role in war and peace. He especially mentioned the contribution and compassionate nature of Late Dr. Ghaith R. Pharaon, Founder, Attock Group for development of Pakistan and wellbeing of Attock Group employees even in turbulent times. He hoped that with the support of Government of Pakistan and other stakeholders, ARL management and employees will work for the interest of the Country, shareholders and community with more zeal, commitment and dedication. In his closing remarks, he reiterated his best wishes for ARL management and employees and prayed for success of ARL in its future endeavours.

Earlier to this, Mr. M. Adil Khattak, Chief Executive Officer ARL, in his opening address, welcomed the participants on the historical day of Centennial celebration. He shared exemplary bonding of employees with ARL with some employees now serving in ARL as 4th Generation. He also highlighted rich history of ARL evolution, growth and expansion since its inception on 11th February, 1922 and how it has now grown into a modern state-of-the-art refinery with a nameplate capacity of 53,400 barrels per day.  He further said that ARL is planning for carrying out projects of Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Unit (CCR) and revamp of the DHDS unit to increase production of petrol and meet Euro-V products’ specifications. He hoped that approval of the new Pakistan Oil Refining Policy would enable successful execution of above-mentioned projects. He expressed his gratitude and pride in 100 years of glorious past of ARL which have been achieved with outstanding human resource working relentlessly and with dedication in pursuit of excellence. In the end, he thanked the Chief Guest for his continuous support and presence at this event.

Mr. Hameed Khan Jadoon, President Refinery CBA also expressed his views regarding the Centennial celebration. He expressed sentiments of workers and extended their everlasting support for progress and success of the Refinery.

The ceremony ended with cake-cutting by the oldest 97 years old ex-employee of ARL as token of recognizing long association of employees with the organization.