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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 -- Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) authorities, during ongoing campaign against defaulters, conducted raids in various areas of Abbotabad and Haripur, removing 45 defective meters.
At the reception, one could also seen members of his family- two sons, both army officers Col Fahad and Col Faiq (his daughter Faiza, an artist, could not attend the ceremony, her husband however made it)- anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood, eminent poet Prof Jalil Aali, poet Hasan Abbas Raza, another poet Mehboob Zafar, novelist Akhtar Raza Saleemi, scholar Wahid Siraj, former Registrar National Defence University (NDU) and a close friend of Ayub Sabir, Farooq Lodhi, his colleagues and students from International Islamic University (IIU), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), from Abbotabad where he received and gave education for several years all paying tributes to him for his works and achievements.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Frontier Force Regimental Centre, Abbotabad, said a statement issued by the ISPR.
RAWALPINDI -- General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Frontier Force Regimental Centre, Abbotabad on Tuesday.
During their visit they played several matches around the country, including in Islamabad, Lahore and Abbotabad, says a statement issued here on Monday.
An employee of a money changer brought foreign currency from Abbotabad to Rawalpindi to convert them into local currency.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Bait ul Mal (PBM) signed a Memorandam of Understanding (MoU) Tuesday with Abbotabad University of Science and Technology and Hazara University Manshera to provide financial assistance to 50 deserving students of each university.
Amir Haider Hoti is contesting elections from Mardan district, Akram Durrani from Bannu, Pir Sabir Shah from Haripur, Mehtab Ahmad Khan from Abbotabad, Pervez Khattak from Nowshera and Aftab Sherpao from Charsadda.
'In a recent hearing when a captor of lizards arrested by Wildlife department was presented in the court of Senior Civil Judge Abbotabad , the Judge remarked that he want to break finger of this person so that he should realize the pain being felt by these reptiles,' informed Abdul Rasheed, Senior Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Abbotabad Division.
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.
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.