For administrative purposes, FATA is divided into seven agencies—Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, Mohmand, Bajaur, North Waziristan and South Waziristan—although there are six additional small pockets of tribal areas known as Frontier Regions (FR). Frontier Regions are transition areas or buffer between FATA and the adjoining settled districts of the NWFP.
An FR is administered by the district coordination officer (DCO) of the respective settled district, who exercises the same powers in an FR as the Political Agent (PA) does in a tribal agency.
Following are the six Frontier Regions
- FR Peshawar
- FR Kohat
- FR Bannu
- FR Lakki Marwat
- FR Tank
- FR D.I.Khan