posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 07:55 AM
The northern border region of pakistan is almost like a native american reservation from the US, its a giant tribal area, nominally admnistered by the
federal government, but essentially independant. The people that make it up are pashtuns, who've been in the region since, I have heard, pre-historic
times. The pashtuns are also in afghanistan, and they, from what I understand, act as if there were no border.
There is a very large local industry in the production, manufacture, and modification of guns, sold in open air markets. Some parts of the world
export olives, others grain or microchips, that region exports instability to its neighbhors.