The Panoba Formation in Kohat sub-basin of the Indus Basin, Pakistan exposes excellent early Eocene tethyan section.  In this study a preliminary work on the paleontology of the forty four early Eocene smaller benthic foraminiferal species as well as their potential for paleoclimatological research from the Panoba Formation is carried out. A systematic treatment of the species is based on the diagnostic morphology. These  species  belongs  to  two suborders,  twenty super families,  twenty five families,  thirteen subfamilies  and  twenty seven different  genera.  Among  these foraminifera  twenty seven  species  are  agglutinated  and  seventeen are  non  agglutinated  (calcareous). The biostratigraphic analysis of the Panoba Formation based on benthic foraminifera suggests that the Formation was deposited in basal Ilerdian time, equivalent to larger benthic zones SBZ 5 & 6 and planktic foraminiferal zones E1 and E2 (part). The biofacies analysis suggests that Panoba Formation was deposited in a variety of settings ranging from middle neritic zone to upper bathyal zone environments. The time period of deposition and wide spectrum of depositional depth of the Panoba Formation offers potential material for future paleoclimatological research pertaining to the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) or post PETM scenarios.