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Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan
Area [[27,220 km² (10,507 mi²)
Languages Punjabi
Pashto
Brahui
Persian (Farsi}
Population 3,138,000 [1]
Revenue & NFC
 - Share in national revenue
 - Share receives

% (contribution)
% (from fed. govt)
Time zone PST, UTC +5
Number of Agency Areas 6
Number of Towns 4
Chief Minister
[http:// Official Website]

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan outside any of the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²). File links The following pages link to this file: Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan Categories: GFDL images ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Pashto (پښتو; also known as Afghan, Pushto, Pashto, Pashtoe, Pashtu, and Pukhto) is the language spoken by the ethnic Afghan otherwise known as the Pashtun people who inhabit Afghanistan and the Western provinces of Pakistan. ... The Brahui language is mainly spoken in Balochistan, Pakistan, although also in Afghanistan and Iran. ... Persian (فارسی = Fârsi . ... Farsi may refer to: Farsi is the native name for the modern Persian language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and some other parts of the Caucasus and Central Asia (Ossetians speak Ossetic, which also is a branch of Iranian languages). ... A tax is a compulsory charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Pakistan Standard Time (sometime refer as PST) is Time zone enforced in 1950s after partition of Indian. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... A Chief Minister is the elected Head of Government of a state of India, a territory of Australia or a British overseas territory that has attained self-government. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Neighbouring regions are: Afghanistan to the west with the border marked by the Durand Line, the North-West Frontier to the north, the Punjab to the east and Balochistan to the south. The Durand line is a term for the poorly marked 2,640 kilometer (1,610 mile) border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... The Punjab/ پنجاب province of Pakistan is part of the larger Punjab region. ... The province of Balochistan (or Baluchistan) of Pakistan contains roughly the part of Balochistan that falls within the borders of present-day Pakistan. ...


The total population of the FATA was estimated in 1998 to comprise about 3,138,000 people, or roughly 2% of Pakistan's population. Only 2.7% of the population of the Tribal Areas resides in established towns. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The FATA consists of seven agency areas: Khyber, Kurram, Bajorr, Mohmand, Orakzai, South and North Waziristan . The main towns include Miran Shah, Razmak, Bajorr, and Wana. Do you mean: The Khyber Pass, which links Pakistan to Afghanistan Carry On Up the Khyber, the 1966 Carry On film about the British on the Northwest Frontier ... Flag of Waziristan Waziristan is a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11,585 km² (4,473 mi²). It comprises the area west and southwest of Peshawar between the Tochi river to the north and the Gomal river to the south, forming part of Pakistans... Miran Shah (1366-1408) was a son of Timur, and a Timurid governor during his fathers lifetime. ... Wana is a town/village in South Waziristan Agency in Pakistans FATA Province. ...


Political and social environment of the Tribal Areas

The region is only nominally controlled by the central government of Pakistan. The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the areas are fiercely independent, but until friction following the fall of the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan the tribes had mostly friendly relations with Pakistan's central government. The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. ... For other uses of this term, see Taliban (disambiguation) Flag flown by the Taliban. ...


After negotiating with tribal maliks, regular Pakistani army troops entered the tribal areas for the first time in Pakistani history - as of 2004, there are about 70,000 troops there. With foreign financial assistance, Pakistan has been involved in improving local infrastructure including the building of roads in the tribal areas. It is believed by some that Osama bin Laden is hiding with some sympathetic tribes in the FATA, but the validity of these claims remains unknown. Due to the capture of various Taliban leaders, many believe that various officials have sought refuge in the FATA and that possibly al-Qaeda fighters have also established a presence in the region following the collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistani troops and U.S. forces have carried out "coordinated operations" in the border region [2] that has further antagonized some local tribes. In 2004, Army attacks on local militant groups resulted in civilian casualties, fueling an insurgency on the part of some Waziri tribal groups[3]. However, some local tribal leaders in the Waziristan area have rejected attempts to politically exploit the casualties[4]. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Osama bin Laden in a photo from the 1990s Usāmah bin Muhammad bin `Awad bin Lādin (born March 10, 1957; Arabic: ), commonly known as Osama bin Laden, or Usama bin Laden, (Arabic: ), is the founder of the militant organization al-Qaeda. ... For other uses of this term, see Taliban (disambiguation) Flag flown by the Taliban. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ...


Due to the FATA's tribal organization, the economy is chiefly pastoral, with some agriculture practiced in the region's few fertile valleys. Historically, the region has been a major center for opium production and trafficking. Although attempts have been made to significantly suppress drug-related activity by the Pakistani government, opium smuggling from Afghanistan continues to be a problem. Opium is a narcotic analgesic drug which is obtained from the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L. or the synonym paeoniflorum). ...


See also


List of capitals of subnational entities covers currently the following national entities: #A-C: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, #D-F: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, #G-L: Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy... // Overview Political Groupings Pakistans two largest mainstream parties are the left-wing Pakistan Peoples Party and the centrist Pakistan Muslim League. ...

Provincial and Territorial Capitals in Pakistan Flag of Pakistan
Karachi(Sindh) | Lahore(Punjab) | Peshawar(North-West Frontier Province) | Quetta(Balochistan)
Islamabad (Capital Territory) | Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir)


Image File history File links Flag_of_Pakistan. ... Karachi (كراچى) is the largest city in Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh. ... Sindh (Sind) سندھ is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis and various other groups. ... South section of the Hazuri Bagh, looking south towards the Roshnai Gate The Minar-e-Pakistan, south-side view Lahore (لاھور) is a major city in Pakistan and is the capital of the province of Punjab. ... This article details the eastern Pakistani province of Punjab. ... Peshāwar (translates to City on the Frontier from Persian; known as Pai-khawar in Pashto; in ancient times known as Purushapura in Sanskrit) is a city in Pakistans North-West Frontier Province (pop. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Quetta is the capital of the province Balochistan in Pakistan. ... The province of Balochistan (or Baluchistan) in Pakistan contains most of historical Balochistan and is named after the Baloch. ... Islamabad (اسلام آباد, abode of Islam), population 955,629, is the capital city of Pakistan, located in the Potwar Plateau, north-west of the country. ... Muzaffarabad is the capital of the State of Azad Kashmir, located in the north of the state, which is part of the Pakistani-controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, along with the Northern Areas. ...

Subdivisions of Pakistan Flag of Pakistan
Balochistan | North-West Frontier Province | Punjab | Sindh
Islamabad Capital Territory | Federally Administered Tribal Areas | Azad Kashmir | Northern Areas

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Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are areas of Pakistan outside any of the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²).
The FATA consists of seven agency areas: Khyber, Kurram, Bajorr, Mohmand, Orakzai, South and North Waziristan.
The mainly Pashtun tribes that inhabit the areas are fiercely independent, but until friction following the fall of the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan the tribes had mostly friendly relations with Pakistan's central government.
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