In recognition of military services by the people of the area, Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial, the then Deputy Commissioner, Kohat, requested Malik Amir Muhammad Khan, Governor West Pakistan that a Cadet College should be established at Kohat. Late Malik Amir Muhammad Khan agreed. Consequently, Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial acquired 144 acres of land for the college.
Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, Governor, West Pakistan, laid Foundation Stone of Cadet College Kohat (CCK) on 19 April 1964. The campus acquired 144 acres of land. First Entry of 58 cadets started in April 1965 with one House. Mirza Khursheed Anwar Beg was the First Housemaster of Jinnah House and Lt Col Faizullah Khattak (Retd) was the Founder Principal of CCK.