History of FATA

History of FATA

The areas that today make up FATA were once part of the battleground, on which the great game of imperial domination was played in the 19th century. For the British colonial administrators of India, effective control of the region was important for the defense of their Indian possessions, serving as a safegua ...


Administrative System

Administrative System

Constitutional Status of FATA
Under the Constitution, FATA is included among the territories of Pakistan (Article 1). It is represented in the National Assembly and the Senate but remains under the direct executive authority of the President (Articles 51, 59 and 247). Laws fr ...


Land Use Indicators

Land Use Indicators

Land use data from 2008-09 shows that 8% of the total geographic area of FATA is cultivated, while more than 86% of the land is not available for cultivation. This puts intense pressure on available farmland, which supports an average of 18 persons per cultivated hectare, and more than 40 persons per irrigate ...


Tribal and Ethnic Diversity

Tribal and Ethnic Diversity

Tribes
FATA is characterized by a very strong tribal structure and very rich ethnic diversity and cultural heritage. There are about a dozen major tribes with several smaller tribes and sub-tribes. Utmankhel, Mohmand, Tarkani and Safi; are the major tribes living in Bajaur and Mohmand ...