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Kohat Division was an administrative division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of governmentKohat also known as Kohat City, is a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the capital of the Kohat District. The town centers around a British-era fort, various bazaars and a military cantonment . A British-built narrow gauge railway line runs through the town.There are hills and mountains in and around the city with springs flowing in them. Kohat houses many tombs of Sufis.

Things to Do

Astana Aliya Hazrat khawaja Zinda Pir Ghamkol sharif,Kotal and Kohat Pass,Masjid Haji Bahadur,The Bridge of Khushal Garh,The remnants of the Durranis at Shahpur,Kohat University of science and Technology,Kotal Town (KDA), Usterzai Payan, Sherkot,Chiker-kot-Bal,Dhoda Golf Club (With Park & Zoo) and many more same places to visit.


There are also many buses that pass through the city via the Indus Highway. Most going to Peshawar and running between Bannu, D.I. Khan, Islamabad and rest of Pakistan. The railway line is operated between Kohat and Rawalpindi only.

There is a total of 372 kilometres of metalled roads in the district. Indus Highway passes through the district. Some of the main roads include (i) Kohat Khushal Garh road (ii) Kohat Hangu road (iii) Kohat Dhoda Guddi road (iv) Jata Shakardara road (v) Kohat Tunnel Road (All Traffic From Pukhtonkhwa to Sind goes through this road. The most historic and famous tunnel in Pakistan is The Kohat Tunnel ,Kohat Tunnel is a 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) was completed in 2004, and connects the southern districts, including Kohat City, to Peshawar. Constructed with Japanese assistance, it is also known as the Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel.

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