- All Pakistan Report (Introduction) [pdf]
- All Pakistan Report Livestock Census 2006 [pdf]
- KPK Province ReportLivestock Census 2006 [pdf]
- Punjab Province ReportLivestock Census 2006 [pdf]
- SINDH Province ReportLivestock Census 2006 [pdf]
- Balochistan Province ReportLivestock Census 2006 [pdf]
- Special Report - Data on Milk Yield and its Parameters, Animals Slaughtered for Meat and Commercial Poultry [pdf]
- Agricultural Census Organization conducted the fourth nationwide Livestock Census (2006) covering Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas as well. Three previous censuses were conducted in 1976, 1986 and 1996 respectively. This organization conducts such censuses fulfilling the legal obligations entrusted vide Agricultural Census Act 1958.
- Previously the need for data pertaining to livestock sector was catered by quinquennial livestock censuses conducted by Provincial Land Revenue Departments. The history goes back to pre-partition years and the practice continued even after independence. After establishment of this organization in 1958 statistics pertaining to livestock sector were part of reports of Agricultural Censuses which were conducted in 1960 and 1972. Afterwards it was felt that because of rapidly changing livestock scenario an exclusive full-fledged Census of Livestock may be conducted between the intervening period of decennially conducted Agricultural Censuses.
- Over the years, the livestock sector has emerged as a leading sub-sector of the agriculture sector in Pakistan. It contributed over 11 per cent to the GDP during 2005-06 which is more than the aggregated contribution of entire crop sector (10.3 per cent) of the country. Livestock production is one of the major activities as about 30-35 million people of rural areas are engaged in raising livestock and deriving 30-40 per cent of their incomes. Besides its importance and share in the national economy, the history of livestock raising is embedded in the rural life since inception of our civilization. It is still a sign of prestige for the people associated with agriculture sector. It is an integral part of socio-economic activities of the rural areas and plays a very supportive role in mitigating the effects of poverty by providing essential items of daily use.
- In view of the importance of livestock in the economy as well as in the life of a common man, the Government is trying by all means to fix priorities to increase production of milk, meat and poultry to meet rising domestic demand of ever increasing population and produce exportable surplus as well. The efforts and planning for the purpose will precisely create job opportunities, which would have a multiplier effect on the economy. Going forward for a meaningful planning and execution of the livestock development activities, the role of accurate and upto date statistics need no further emphasis. To meet out this data need, the current decennial census fourth in succession was planned and executed in phases according to the peculiar conditions of the country.
- To provide current estimates of commercially important livestock and poultry birds by age, sex and breed.
- To develop basic information on composition of livestock herds.
- To ascertain the number of livestock holders reporting animals and poultry birds.
- To provide estimates of animals vaccinated, fallen sick, treated, purchased, sold and died.
- To ascertain the number of work animals by type of work.
- To estimate milk production and the number of animals slaughtered.
The geographic coverage was extended to the entire rural and urban areas of NWFP, Punjab (including Capital Territory), Sindh and Balochistan. Similarly, the census provided coverage to the entire State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas.
All the mouzas / dehs scattered all over the country were enumerated on sample basis except Tharparkar district of Sindh and Greater Cholistan area of Punjab where census was conducted on hundred per cent basis in view of the peculiar situation of the area with respect to livestock.
Scope of the census was restricted to the head count of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats by age, sex and breed distribution. In addition to this, information regarding number of livestock holders possessing animals as well as poultry birds was also ascertained. However for horses, mules, asses, camels and domestic poultry birds the provision could only be made for age and sex distribution. The commercial poultry (poultry and quail) farms were enumerated to ascertain data by type of farming. The data on number of animals slaughtered inside the recognized slaughter houses was collected through a specially designed survey. In addition, this census also entailed a milk production survey to determine total production of milk per day from cows, buffaloes and goats.