Structural Geology of the Shakar Khel Area, Karak District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

  • Gohar Rehman
  • Sajjad Ahmad
  • Fayaz Al
  • Muhammad Zahid


 The study area occupies part of central Kohat Basin marked by the Eocene to Miocene rocks in the fold cores. Folding is the dominant structural grain and consists of tight anticlinal trends exposed at the level of Eocene rocks. The axial trends are generally found to be east west with localized exceptions. A structural transects is constructed which depicts that the outcropping structures were evolved as a result of north south oriented stresses with south progression. The amount of shortening is worked out to be 50% showing high degree of deformation and uplift.