Photos of Abbottabad

Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Abbottabad of British Raj era dating back to 1860s are in the last portion of this page.

Photo of Major James Abbott Deputy Commissioner of Hazara District from 1849 to April 1853.

Major James Abbott

Brief History: Abbottabad, the capital of the Abbottabad District, is located in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The city is situated in the Orash Valley, 50 km from Islamabad and 150 km from Peshawar at an altitude of 1,260 metres (4,134 ft). The city is well-known throughout Pakistan for its pleasant weather, high-standard educational institutions and military establishments. 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.

In May 2011, Abbottabad gained worldwide attention when U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in his compound in the city. In February 2012, Pakistani authorities demolished the compound.

City of Abbottabad at Night

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A Night View of Abbottabad City

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Another Beautiful View of Abbottabad City at Night with Snow Covered Mountains at the Background

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An Aerial view of Abbottabad City and Valley 

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Another Aerial View of Abbottabad Valley 

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Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Abbottabad

PMA, 3rd Pakistan Battalion, Tobe Camp Kakul – 1972. Photo taken by Maj Farooq Rana in 1972.

PMA Drill Square at Kakul, Abbottabad 

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Passing Out Parade at PMA, Kakul, Abbottabad 

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PMA Gymnasium, Kakul, Abbottabad 

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A Road in Abbottabad

Hill Behind Baloch Centre, Abbottabad. The slogan “Ghazi ya Shaheed, Home of Balochis” written on the hill.  

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Ilyasi Mosque, Abbottabad 

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Panoramic View of  Ilyasi Mosque, Abbottabad 

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An Old Photo of Ilyasi Mosque, Nawan Shehr, Abbottabad

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Mona Lisa Restaurant, Abbottabad 

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Commissioner’s House, Abbottabad

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Town Hall, inside Municipal Gardens, Abbottabad

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Jalal Baba Auditorium. Jalal Baba auditorium, located in the cantonment area of Abbottabad, was built in 1993. The building complex consists of an auditorium that can hold up to 500-700 people, a public library, Abbasin Arts Council, Abbottabad Development Authority, a computer literacy department and a National Book Foundation Centre. It also has a Karate Club.

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Ghora Chowk (Horse Intersection), Abbottabad

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Abbottabad Cricket Ground 

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Pakistan Uzbekistan Friendship House, Prince Bokhara’s Palace, Abbottabad

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Saint Luke’s Church, Abbottabad

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Another Photo of Saint Luke’s Church, Abbottabad

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Swiss Villa of the pastor of Saint Luke’s Church, Abbottabad. This Swiss Villa was built in 1860. One can also see the endangered Labanese cedar trees in the photo.

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Historic Villa of Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Sahib, near District Jail, AbbottabadPhoto by Environmentalist.

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Front View of District Jail, AbbottabadPhoto by Environmentalist.

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19th Century Bungalow of Civil Surgeon of Hazara, Civil Lines, Abbottabad. Please see black stone masonry, lime mortar, bay windows, dormer windows, unique roof and chiseled stone chimney of this old building. Works Department had declared it “dangerous”  since many years and it must have been demolished by now. Photo by Environmentalist.

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U.S. Helicopter in Osama Bin Laden’s Compound, Abbottabad

Osama Bin laden Compound, Abbottabad–02 May 2011

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad

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Garden of Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad

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Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad 

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Army Burn Hall College for Boys, Abbottabad 

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An Aerial View of Army Burn Hall College for Boys, Abbottabad 

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Abbottabad Public School

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BISE (Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education), Abbottabad 

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Pine Hills Public School

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Forest Rest House at Thandiani, Abbottabad. Photo by SaffyH – Uploading Iceland Photo’s. Thandiani, a hill station (Height: about 9000 feet), is located 31 kilometres from Abbottabad city. Here a Sanatorium and various other facilities were set up during the British rule, mostly for the convenience of missionaries, Anglican church personnel and officers stationed at Abbottabad cantonment. It also contained some private European houses, a camping ground, a small bazaar, and the small church of St Xavier.

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Saint Xavier Church, Thandiani, Abbottabad, Pakistan 

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Dilapidated Condition of  Saint Xavier Church at Thandiani, Abbottabad 

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A Bridge near Havelian, Abbottabad

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Abbottabad in 1970Tonga going towards Mona Lisa Restaurant and Lady Gordon’s Garden. Just observe that there are no vehicles on the road and the clump of trees have lined the road. Photo taken from outside the MES Office. Photo by Environmentalist.

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Polo Ground of FF Regiment at Abbottabad, 1938 

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An Old Photo of Cantt Bazar, Abbottabad

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An Old Photo of Abbottabad – 1930. Photo by Environmentalist.

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An Old Photo of Abbottabad City, 1880-90

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Another Old Photo of Abbottabad

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An old View of Abbottabad 

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A Bungalow at Abbottabad in 1880s. Photo by richardasplen.

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A Very Rare Photo of Abbottabad 

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Rare Photo of Main Bazar, Abbottabad in 1875

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An English Bungalow at Abbottabad, 1875 

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General View of Abbottabad Valley in 1860s 

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Sketch of Abbottabad Valley – 1860s. It is the sketch of above photo.

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Captain Mackenzie’s House at Abbottabad- 1865

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An Rare photo of Abbottabad in 1863

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Comments

  1. I love Abbottabad from the core of my heart, awesome beauty in the world!!!

  2. Sardar Amir says:

    I love my Abbottabad. This is a good collection of pics of my city.

  3. I love Abbottabad!!!

  4. Great snaps!! Abbottabad is my Hometown, I miss it.

  5. Safeer Khan says:

    Very very beautiful city, I love Abbottabad.

  6. Asghar Mahmood Ch says:

    Abbottabad is Paradise on earth. I was born and educated in this beautiful city. I am in Saudi Arabia and miss my city every moment. I LOVE AND MISS ABBOTTABAD WITH MY EACH BREATH. Salam to the beauty of Abbottabad.

  7. Turab Saeed says:

    These pics are awesome!!

  8. Asad Ullah says:

    Thank you for these evocative photos . I was born here in 1946 and have witnessed it’s progressive destruction.

  9. Rashad Awan says:

    Good photos of Abbottabad, my city!!

  10. Muhammad Sohrab says:

    Wonderful location.

  11. Thanks dear, nice collection, appreciable efforts.

  12. Riaz Hussain Safvi says:

    Incredible images. Some of these places I had not noticed despite living in the town for two decades.

  13. Thanks for these lovely photos. Includes places where I had my first glass of nimbu pani, went to school, and places where I had a lot of fun in the 60s.

  14. Very nice collection…. my native town…I miss Abbottabad’s natural beauty every day!!