If the government of Pakistan states that it has limited or no authority in some areas/provinces/territories, why are those considered part of Pakistan? Yes, the British drew a lot of lines - 1820-1967 - but why does not the Pakistani government say, for example, "The so-called Tribal Areas and The Northwest Autonomous Provinces are not part of our country. We can't control events there. We get nothing from there. They run their own show. They see us as foreigners. We won't send our soldiers in there to die, anymore"?