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. Thatt is their short road - down the river by Bunji and Astor.
ABBOTTABAD -- To eradicate the dengue fever from district Abbottabad, Health department here Monday started the emergency drive to eradicate the disease.
Abbottabad -- Torrential rain on Sunday stucked life in Hazara division, disconnected many links roads and flash flood water entered in the Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad wards.
ABBOTTABAD -- Aneesur Rehman of Tameer-i-Watan Public School and College topped the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Abbotabad in Higher Secondary School Certificate examination by securing 1,026 marks out of 1,100.
PESHAWAR -- District Police Officer (DPO) of Abbottabad Abbas Majeed Khan Marwat has said that Police rendered matchless in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for restoring peace in the province.
KARACHI -- The scenic and beautiful city of Abbottabad got its first taste of women's cricket when four local teams took part in a 10-over tournament at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium.
ABBOTTABAD -- Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archeology and Museums (DOAM) has asked the Abbottabad deputy commissioner to take immediate action for saving the historical building of Abbottabad Cantonment Board Office.
ABBOTTABAD:Speaker KP assembly Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani Monday said, KP government would start mega projects including upgradation of district headquarters hospital and Women & Children Hospital to end the sense of deprivation of District Abbottabad.
Islamabad, Sept 7(ANI): The Pakistani judicial commission probing the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad has imposed a ban on foreign travel for everyone, including Dr Shakeel Afridi, related to the incident.
ABBOTTABAD -- The district administration is committed to abolishing the plastic shopping bags from Abbottabad and the traders and people have started using cloth grocery bags.
ABBOTTABAD -- Cantonment Board Abbottabad (CBA) and Wasa jointly disposed off 938 tons offal and remains of the sacrificial animals in Abbottabad city with the help of 370 workers and 60 vehicles.
Abbottabad -- Girls snatched all the top three positions each in Science and Humanities groups in the annual result of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Abbottabad announced here by the controller of BISE Abbottabad on Wednesday at BISE Auditorium.