The provinces Profile of agriculture and industry

Each province of Pakistan finds itself with different resources and different challenges. Despite persistent problems of water-and revenue-sharing, the provincial economies have recorded modest growth and diversified production.

In recent years, Pakistan has moved towards reducing the fiscal deficit, pursuing a stabilisation programme, bringing about structural changes in the economy, promoting investment, expanding exports, reducing poverty and augmenting GDP growth. However, these efforts have been marred by the fallout from the events of 11 September 2001. Pakistan's 2002-03 federal budget has a total outlay of PNR 742 billion, with debt servicing reduced to PNR 290 billion from PNR 320 billion the year before.

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