Donkey Population in Pakistan Rises to 5.9 Million: Economic Survey

Pakistan's donkey population reaches 5.9 million, with a notable increase of 100,000 reported in the latest Economic Survey. Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb presents key findings ahead of the annual budget announcement.
Donkey Population in Pakistan Rises to 5.9 Million: Economic Survey

Pakistan has witnessed a significant rise in its donkey population, which surged to 5.9 million during the fiscal year 2023-24, according to the latest Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb.
The survey, unveiled at a press conference in Islamabad, revealed that the donkey population grew by 100,000 compared to the previous year, marking a steady increase in numbers.
In the preceding fiscal year, the donkey population stood at 5.8 million, while it was recorded as 5.7 million in the year 2021-22. Over the span of two years, the donkey population has witnessed an overall increase of 200,000.
Additionally, the Economic Survey provided data on the population of other livestock in the country. The cattle population has risen to 57.5 million, buffalo to 46.3 million, sheep to 32.7 million, and goats to 87 million, indicating a diverse and thriving livestock sector.
The surge in the donkey population reflects ongoing trends in livestock management and agricultural practices across Pakistan. As the nation prepares for the annual budget announcement, these insights into livestock demographics provide valuable information for policymakers and stakeholders in planning and decision-making processes.
The Economic Survey serves as a comprehensive assessment of Pakistan's economic landscape, offering insights into key sectors and trends shaping the nation's development trajectory. The steady growth in the donkey population underscores the resilience and adaptability of Pakistan's livestock sector amid changing socio-economic dynamics.