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Abbottabad

(ăb`ətäbäd), city (1991 est. pop. 66,000), NE Pakistan. It is a popular health resort c.4,000 ft (1,220 m) above sea level in the Himalaya region. It is also an administrative center and a market town for an agricultural and timber area. Founded by Sir James Abbott, a deputy commissioner of British India, it was an important British military post. Nearby are rock inscriptions of Indian emperor Aśoka (3d cent. B.C.). The city suffered widespread damage from the 2005 N Pakistan earthquake. In 2011 Osama bin Ladenbin Laden, Osama or Usama
, 1957?–2011, Saudi-born leader of Al Qaeda, a terrorist organization devoted to uniting all Muslims and establishing a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state.
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, who had lived in hiding in a house in Abbottabad for five years, was killed there in a raid by U.S. forces.
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PESHAWAR -- Clearance of snow in galliyat and other scenic resorts at Abbotabad district has been completed, facilitating the travel of tourists visiting the areas to enjoy chilly winter and snowfall.
Asma Rani, a third year medical student in Ayub Medical College Abbotabad, was killed in Kohat on Jan 28 on refusing a marriage proposal.
ABBOTABAD -- The anti-terrorism court in Abbotabad on Wednesday awarded death sentence to one and 25-year-prison to five others in the Mashal Khan murder case.
PTI central secretariat sources told that chairman PTI Imran Khan has sought written reply from CM KP Pervez Khattak on the matter of closure of 6 churches in Abbotabad in recent days.
In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Abbotabad Mor, GT Road, Attock and recovered 5 Kg Hashish during search of the vehicle.
It plans to open more hotels in Abbotabad Rahimyar Khan and Skardu very soon.
The project will connect existing M1 at Hasan Abdal to Abbotabad and Mansehra in north.
The PCB has asked Miandad to assist the batsmen in the national training camp underway in Abbotabad while Akram is also there to work with the pace bowlers.
New Delhi, Dec 22 ( ANI ): The attack by United States Navy Seals on a compound in which Osama Bin Laden was staying in the garrison town of Abbotabad on May 1, 2011, has to be seen as a watershed in the history of Pakistan.
This has increased its WiMAX coverage to over 23 cities across Pakistan, including Abbotabad, Jhelum, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Karachi, Sahiwal, D.
The bold demonstration of true sentiments of friendship and brotherhood between the people of Pakistan and China, even China telling US 'keep hands off Pakistan', specially at a time when wrinkles have appeared in our relationship with the US after its unilateral operation in Abbotabad, was enough to give us a sigh of relief that we have a friend indeed who is always ready to help us.