This name is a combination of two words, “Koh and Hat” meaning mountain market i.e. a bazar situated in the mountain, although that is disputed as Koh, meaning ‘hill’ is Persian and Hat (pronounced as ‘Hut’ is a Sanskrit word. Words from these two languages are rarely combined to form one word. Kohat:- Kohat (Pashto: Ú©ÙˆÙ‡Ø§Ù¼) is a medium sized town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at 33Â°35’13N 71Â°26’29E with an altitude of 489 metres (1607 feet) and is the capital of Kohat District. The town centres around a British-era fort, various bazaars, and a military cantonment. A British-built narrow gauge railway runs through the town. Kohat Pass is to the north.
The site selection for Kotal Township Phase-I was made in 1979, which is situated along Kohat-Peshawar Road at about 2 kilometers to the north of Kohat city.Kotal Township Phase-II
The site for Kotal Township Phase-II was selected in 1986, which is situated towards the eastern side of Phase-I and one kilometer away from Gulshan Abad Chowk on Kohat-Peshawar road.
Phase-I, which is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from Kohat on Peshawar Road was approved in December 1979. It is spread over an area of 390 acres. Total number of residential plots of various categories is 2500 approximately. This Phase is complete and it has all basic facilities like infrastructure, utility services, etc.KDA Phase-II
Phase-II was announced by the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in October 1981. It comprises of an area of 670 acres, having about 4606 residential units of different sizes with an estimated population of 31000 persons. The scheme is partially completed. A number of institutions, a grid station, a hospital are under construction. The external electrification and gas supply are also underway.
Following functions are assigned under Section 17 of the Urban Planning Ordinance: