Donkeys’ population increases by 200,000 during last three years, Pakistan Economic Survey

By: News Desk      Published: 12:15 AM, 11 Jun, 2021
Donkeys’ population increases by 200,000 during last three years, Pakistan Economic Survey

The Pakistan Economic Survey 2020-21 has noted that the country witnessed an increase of 200,000 donkeys during the last three years, reported 24News HD TV channel. 

The donkeys’ population increased from 5.4 million to 5.6 million during the last three years.

The survey report released on Thursday noted an overall increase in the number of livestock in the country. The number of horses, camels, goats, mules has climbed to over 200.94 million. Last year the figure was 200.74 million

The survey report said that the number of goats has increased by 2.1 million, from 78.2 million to 83 million, while the number of horses remained at 400,000, mules at 200,000 and camels at 1.1 million in the country.

During the tenure of the incumbent government, the number of sheep in the country also increased by 400,000 to 31.6 million. Last year the figure was 31.2 million.

It may be mentioned here that the news of the increase in the donkey population went viral and being shared on different social media platforms. The netizens are making mockery about the increase in the donkey population.

A Twitter used Ali Haidar dubbed it a ray of hope before the budget. He suggested that research papers should be published on it so other countries could follow.

Hina Pervez Butt, who is PML-N MPA, tweeted, “It is not a joke: Interestingly, the number of donkeys in Pakistan has increased since the time Imran Khan took over. According to media reports in Pakistan, during the one year of the PTI regime led by Imran, donkeys’ population has increased by one lakh.”

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