In a rather intriguing piece of news, it has now emerged that Pakistan has gone on to become world’s third largest country in donkey population.
The donkey population Pakistan has already crossed 5 million.
It is said that while Lahore alone has more than 41,000 mules, the Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18 noted that the number of donkeys in the country has increased by 100,000 to 5.3 million.
The rapidly increasing figures have revealed by the Punjab Livestock Department, as reported by local media outlets.
In view of the rising population of donkeys, the Punjab government has also set up a hospital for the animals where they are treated free of charge.
According to the report, Pakistan has turned out to be the third largest country with the population of beasts of burden.>