5.8 Million Donkeys in Pakistan

5.8 Million Donkeys in Pakistan

The population of donkeys in Pakistan has increased by around 100,000 to 5.8 million as compared to last year. The economic survey of country revealed that Pakistan faced a huge jump in the population of donkeys and other animals also.

The recent data showed that population of donkeys has steadily increased over the past few years from 5.5 million to 5.6 million in 2021 and 5.8 million this year.

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Other animals population

The population of camels, horses and mules during the same period is recorded as 1.1 million, 0.4 million and 0.2 million. The total cattle population in Pakistan is recorded as 55.5 million.

Recorded survey says, there are 45 million buffalo, 32.3 million sheeps and 84.6 million goats in the country.

The latest survey reads, “The livestock sector has emerged as the largest contributor yo agriculture, accounting for approximately 62.68 percent of the agriculture value-added and 14.36 percent of national GDP during FY2023”.

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The net foreign exchange earnings of the livestock sector contribute around 2.1 percenr of the total exports in the country.

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