ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Tribal areas in Pakistan
- The tribal lands in Pakistan are known as Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
- The semi-autonomous tribal lands consist of seven parts called "agencies."
- As many as 300 madrassas, or Muslim schools, operate in tribal areas.
- Historically, Islamabad has exercised limited authority over the tribal agencies.
- The tribal lands joined Pakistan rather than India after the former gained independence in 1947.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations