About FATA Secretariat

Until 2002, decisions related to development planning in the tribal areas were taken by the FATA section of the, then N.W.F.P Planning & Development (P&D) Department, and implemented by government line departments.In that year, FATA Secretariat (FS) headed by Secretary FATA was set up.

In 2006, the Civil Secretariat FATA with an Additional Chief Secretary, four Secretaries and over ten directorates were established to take over the decision-making functions. In April 2012, the FATA Secretariat was restructured with addition of ‘Production and Livelihood Development Department’ and ‘Social Sectors Department’. Besides that the reporting line of the directorates was also rearranged.

The Governor’s Secretariat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plays a coordinating role between the Federal and Provincial Government and the FATA Secretariat.

The six departments of FATA Secretariat are as follows:

  1. Administration, Infrastructure & Coordination Department
  2. Finance Department
  3. Law & Order Department
  4. Planning & Development Department
  5. Production & Livelihood Development Department.
  6. Social Sectors Department

FATA Secretariat is providing services to the people of FATA through its directorates attached to these departments. FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and Directorate of Projects (DoP) have functional independence but report through Law & Order and P&D Departments, respectively.

The services provided by the line directorates include;

·         Health

·         Education

·         Forestry

·         Fisheries

·         Irrigation

·         Livestock & Dairy Development

·         Minerals & Technical Education

·         Agriculture

·         Sports

·         Social Welfare

·         Roads and other infrastructure development