This days, the army is a leading force in the country. It is not subordinate to the government, it is the government itself. Supreme commanders are also the political, economical and judicial governors of the regions they (and their soldiers) control.
There are several big bases in the lowland, usually hosting the whole regiments of Takistani Army and Military Police counter-guerilla forces. However, the military presence and territorial control is maintained by the observation points and bases scattered across the mountain. The other notable features are the remnants of defensive lines built to protect the Socialist-controlled oil fields from the tribal raids in the early 1990s.