Pakistan is a country that has several problems and current issues to resolve related to a wide range of subjects. These problems range from, but not limited to, political unrest, increasing crime, economic and terrorism. The country recently survived a political coup in October 1999. The government and people of Pakistan have endured the existence of terrorism for several years. The Pakistani government recently made a deal with the Taliban terrorist group requesting the Taliban terminate training camps for Pakistani jihadists in Afghanistan.
The external debt Pakistan currently endures is estimated (2001) to be $31.5 billion dollars.It is estimated that 50% of the national budget is set aside for debt servicing and only an estimated 1.2 million people paid taxes. The economy of Pakistan has spiraled out of control to the point that one third of the population lives below the poverty level.
Major export products are:
* Agriculture: wheat, cotton, rice, milk and sugar cane.
* Mining: petroleum and natural gas.
* Manufacturing: cotton textiles, clothing, food...