Syed Muzyan Shahzad, Hanif Ullah, Umair Fakhar, Mirza Shahid Baig, Muhammad Ishfaque, Mohsin khan, Hamad Tariq, Fahad Farooq, Tariq Haider, Abid Ali, Nazakat Ali
As Hazara Kashmir Syntaxes is the part of Himalayan Fold and thrust belt situated in sub- Himalayan and the studied area lies in the southern part of the Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis Pakistan. The Hazara Kashmir Syntax is an antiformal structure. The core of syntaxis comprises of Himalayan molasse deposits. These molasse deposits ranging from Early Miocene to Recent are exposed in the area. This study deals with the structure and stratigraphy of Bator, Gawandh, DhulianJattan and Rajdhani areas of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. The Himalayan molasse deposits are exposing in the southern Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis.The study area includes The Middle Miocene to Recent molasse sedimentary deposits are exposed in the project area. The exposed sedimentary sequence includes the Chinji Formation, Nagri Formation, DhokPathan Formation, Soan Formation and Recent alluvium. The area is deformed into folds and faults due to Himalayan orogeny. The major folds in study area are Palak Syncline, Gawandh Anticline, Rajdhani Syncline and Nar Saniah anticline. The folds are northwest southeast trending and northeast or southwest vergent. These folds are closed in nature. The study area consists of four major faults primarily Gawandh fault, KotliSarsawah fault and Bajwal Banyan fault. Dhongolo fault is the splay of the KotliSarsawah fault. Faults and folds are northwest southeast trending and are related to Himalayan compression.