Kohat District

Area: 2545 km2
Population:  562,644 < est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  3
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 2

1-       Kohat

2-      Lachi

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Kohat is sixth district of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Kohat city is the capital of the district. It is inhabited by various Pashtun tribes such as Afridi, Khattak, Bangash and the Orakzai.

Famous for the traditional Khattak dance, the area is home to the Bangash and Khattak tribes. Kohat city is a military town, containing the main headquarters of the Signal corps in the army and an air force base. It is also notorious for being the second busiest smuggling route between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The district has been done proud by poet Ahmed Faraz. Prominent politicians from here include habitual lota Syed Iftikhar Hussain Gilani, Imtiaz Gilani and Javed Ibrahim Paracha. The latter is a legislator from the PML-N known for his declared sectarian affinities and avowed respect for Taliban leader Mullah Umar and al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 14  Kohat                    Kohat District


Notable Politicians:

  • Pir Dilawar Shah
  • Syed Iftekhar Hussain Gilani
  • Moulana Abdul Hai