Abbottabad


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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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They should have come in by Srinagar or Abbottabad.
ABBOTTABAD -- The Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi has said that Pakistan's capital markets are capable enough to be developed as regional hubs for investments.
PESHAWAR -- Under the auspices of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a national cycle race, Tour De Galiyat from Islamabad to Abbottabad will start on October 13.
DIG Hazara performance hailed: Chief Minister KPK Pervaiz Khattak highly appreciated the performance of DIG Hazara, Administration of Abbottabad and their staff for their remarkable performance during last winter session, assured to resolve the issues of Abbottabad including expansion of Kurakuram Highway during the meeting with a delegation of Tehsil council Abbottabad.
According to the police, the victims were the residents of Tarhana Malkan village, Abbottabad, who went to Islamabad airport to see off their relatives.
has declined to comment on media reports regarding the Abbottabad Commission report, which investigated the U.
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan cricket board on Thursday said Abbottabad, a garrison town near Islamabad, has been removed as venue for the opening match between Pakistan 'A' and Afghanistan national team.
Summary: The Pakistani town of Abbottabad seems to have been the perfect place to "hide in plain sight.
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Summary: ISLAMABAD (Cihan) - Haripur, a small village in Pakistan, has become a new hub for international media after one of Osama's wives revealed to investigative officers that world's most wanted terrorist spent nearly two and a half years in Haripur before moving to Abbottabad.
Sohaib, who moved to Abbottabad to get away from it all, became in his own words, "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it".
It was disclosed by the ACO Abbottabad while addressing awareness campaign programme held at Abbottabad.