The Political Agent is the overall in charge of administration of the agency. The Political Agent is assisted by three Assistant Political Agents in criminal cases and other official work including maintaining law and order in the agency.
The South Waziristan Agency is divided into three sub-divisions of Sarwakai, Ladha and Wana. These three sub-divisions are further divided into eight tehsils. Sarwakai is administered by an Assistant Political Officer, whereas Ladha and Wana sub-divisions are administered by Assistant Political Agents. Each of the eight tehsils is headed by a Tehsildar.