As was indicated in Chapter 1, public enterprises were established to pursue public goals and objectives. These have a public policy dimension. The goals of these organizations were politically inspired but expressed in socioeconomic terms. For example, the goal of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Development Corporation-FATA-DC (a regional development authority) is to link its command area (the tribal agencies and frontier regions of the Northwest Frontier Province which are considered by the government to be backward or economically "lagging" regions of the country) to the national economy and to promote the economic development of these areas. Its objectives are to construct the necessary physical infrastructure works and engage in small-scale development projects required to accomplish the goal. The costs of such activities outweigh their anticipated commercial return at least in the short run. The social benefits, on the other hand, contribute to the overall political goal of national integration.