FATA, home to valiant tribesmen, widely known for their centuries old proud traditions of hospitality and affection, came into international limelight and focus due to turbulence across this region bordering Afghanistan, after the event of 9/11.
In the wake of post 9/11 crises, the Task Force constituted by the President of Pakistan on restructuring of administrative and developmental regime in FATA, recommended innovative and participatory approach to tackle rampant poverty that fans extremism so as to bring economic, social uplift and mainstreaming of the people and area.
FATA Development Authority therefore, came on the national development scene as one of the major outcomes of the report of Task Force. FATA Development Authority was established as a specialized development organization in 2006, to broach more innovative, fast track and participatory approach to replace the conventional straight jacket development systems. FATA Development Authority is structured on corporate and commercial lines with a lean bureaucratic setup. Public Private Partnership is a hallmark of its operational strategy.
The goals of the FATA Development Authority as enshrined in its Statutory Regulations are to plan and execute sustainable development projects in the assigned sectors. The aim is to harness abundant human resource and exploit and add value to equally abundant natural resources of the area so as to create economic and employment opportunities in FATA.