According to Economic Survey 2021, the number of donkeys in Pakistan has increased from 5.5 million to 5.6 million during the fiscal year 2020-2021, according to local Pakistani news organizations.
The survey also revealed that there was a 1.2 million increase in the number of buffalos in the country. Meanwhile, the number of sheep has increased from 31.2 million to 31.5 million after an increase of 400,000 in a year.
PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari quoted the survey mocking the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) while addressing the National Assembly on Friday. He said, "Imran Khan govt's achievement is increase in population of donkeys".
Earlier, Pakistani Opposition gathered in unison, with placards in hand, to protest against Imran Khan's government as Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on June 12 presented the budget for 2021-22. The Finance Minister's budget speech was almost muted by the Opposition's slogan chanting, as a chorus of 'Donkey Raja Ki Sarkar Nahi Chalegi, Nahi Chalegi' echoed through the chambers of the Pakistan National Assembly.
The Opposition, in protest against Imran Khan, continued to chant the slogan, which quite literally dubbed the Pakistan Prime Minister as the 'Donkey King'.