The law and order situation of FATA, during the recent years of turmoil caused by the war on terror resembles that of late nineteenth century situation which it faced after the Third Afghan War. The socio-economic situation of FATA cannot be changed with ordinary procedures and methods. It is evident from different reports that people desire development but according to their terms. The dignity and respect for their culture are as equally important as the provision of education, health, environment, social protection, and job market. The existing development model in practice needs substantial reverse engineering and speedy work. This study presents a situational analysis and model for the development of FATA focusing on various service sectors and highlights the role of Military, Donors and NGOs in the development process. This study adopts a qualitative methodology and utilizes government reports as sources material.