||Abbottabad (abt-ah-baad) is the headquarters and biggest town of Hazara division in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Abbottabad was founded as a British garrison town by Major James Abbott in 1850s. Its scenic beauty, tall pines, shady chinars and surrounding hills leave a lasting impression on visitors. Situated on the famous Karakorum Highway, Abbottabad is known as city of colleges of its quality education. Abbottabad has a cool climate, and is surrounded by the country’s finest hill-stations Thandiani and Nathiagali.