It is widely believed that poor governance create an enabling environment for radicalization and extremist behavior. This was well experienced in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where lack of representative government created a space for militant outfits and international terrorist organizations. Due to the absence of formal representative governance structure, the authorities that lacked popular support could hardly resist the extremists. Similarly the political managers, in the absence of proper local governance system did not develop any tool and mechanism for socio-economic development of the area. Resultantly, the socio-economic underdevelopment of the area pushed the unemployed youth and poor sections of the society to swell the ranks of the militant Taliban. Ironically, we, being in the 21st century still cant understand this reality. At a time when the local bodies elections are being held all across the country, the people of FATA do not really understand why are they being ignored?