Peoples and Ethnic Groups: Tribal Society - Livelihood

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The Pashtun and Baluch people are primarily farmers or herders who also practice agriculture in a few fertile valleys. Most families are involved in subsistence farming and livestock rearing or small scale businesses. Many men seek short term employment as unskilled laborers (e.g. mining or carpentry) or enlist in paramilitary forces. Some men travel outside the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Baluchistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa or Pakistan in search of work in order to support their families at home.





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