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Donkey population continue to rise in Pakistan

The Economic Survey 2023-24 has provided data on the population of other livestock as well

The population of donkeys in Pakistan continued to rise, as per the Economic Survey 2023-24.

According to the economic survey of the financial year 2023-24, the number of donkeys in the country has increased by around 100,000 to 5.9 million as compared to the previous year.

The report also provided data on the population of other livestock, according to which, the cattle population in the country has increased to 57.5 million, buffalo to 46.3 million, sheep to 32.7 million, and goats to 87 million.

There has been no change in the number of horses and mules for the last five years which remained at 0.4 million, and 0.2 million, respectively.

However, the number of camels in the country, which remained stagnant for four years, has inched up to 1.2 from 1.1, during the past fiscal year.

Species 2021-22 (mn) 2022-23 (mn) 2023-24 (mn)
Cattle 53.4 55.5 57.5
Buffalo 43.7 45.0 46.3
Sheep 31.9 32.3 32.7
Goat 82.5 84.7 87
Camels 1.1 1.1 1.2
Horses 0.4 0.4 0.4
Asses 5.7 5.8 5.9
Mules 0.2 0.2 0.2


Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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