Abbottabad, the capital of the Abbottabad District, is located in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Majestic Beauty of Abbotabad is well-known throughout Pakistan. High-standard educational institutions, military establishments and Pakistan Military Academy is also located here.
The town of Abbottabad, under the British Raj, was the headquarters of the Hazara District. It was named after Major James Abbott who founded Abbottabad in January 1853 after the annexation of Punjab. He remained the first Deputy Commissioner of the Hazara district from 1849 until April 1853. Photography by Javed Mahmood.