Donkey Population in Pakistan Has Experienced Significant Surge Reached 5.8 Million:
According to the Pakistan Economic Survey (PES) for the year 2022-23, the population of donkeys in the country has witnessed consistent growth, reaching a total of 5.8 million this year. The survey’s findings indicate a steady increase in the number of these hardworking animals, commonly known as “beasts of burden,” over the past few years. In 2019-2020, the donkey population stood at 5.5 million, which increased to 5.6 million in 2020-21 and further to 5.7 million in 2021-22.
Furthermore, the report presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar highlights the population growth of various livestock in Pakistan. The cattle population has risen to 55.5 million, buffalo population to 45 million, sheep population to 32.3 million, and goat population to 84.7 million. These figures demonstrate the ongoing expansion and significance of the livestock sector in the country’s economy.