As part of its efforts for peace and development in the volatile Tribal areas, FATA Research Centre (FRC) has been holding regular seminars on various issues confronting the people of the area. The title of seminar held in September 2012 was “Political Reforms, Militancy and Upcoming General Election in FATA: Prospects and Challenges”. The seminar was attended by more than a hundred participants including various political leaders, civil society representatives, political analysts, journalists, academics and students. The purpose of the seminar was to highlight and discuss all the challenges expected to come in the way of General election in FATA. The hurdles and challenges created by some elements, such as militancy and other security issues, in the way of political activity in the region need to bring in public at large, so that we may forecast the pre-election activities in FATA to gain maximum benefits. These hurdles and challenges became clearer by discussing the ground realities there in FATA.