The Provincial Urban Development Board NWFP Peshawar under Section 15 of the Urban Planning Ordinance 1978 (Urban Planning Act 1975) created the Local Area Authorities with a view to establishing Townships Schemes and execute developmental works in Urban Areas as assigned to it by the Federal/Provincial Governments, Local Bodies or any other agencies as a deposit works.
Accordingly, Kohat Dev: Authority Kohat was created vide Notification dated 16/12/1976 and Award for Phase-I announced on 27/9/1979. total land acquired for this Phase was 396 acres, 7 kanal & 10 marla. The cost of land according to PC-1 was Rs.90.548 million.
Subsequently, Award for Phase-II was announced on 10/06/1986. 670 acres land was acquired for this Phase. The cost of land according to PC-1 is Rs.380.647 million.