Name of the project

Prime Minister’s Initiative for Backyard Poultry


The project will be executed throughout Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan) including Islamabad          Capital Territory (ICT), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

Authorities responsible for:


Ministry of National Food Security & Research Islamabad.


  1. All provincial Livestock and Dairy Development Departments
  2. Livestock departments of AJK, GB, and ICT
  3. Livestock and Dairy Development Board (LDDB) Islamabad
  • Operation and maintenance:
  1. Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Punjab
  2. Director General (Research),
  3. Director General (Extension),
  4. Director of Poultry Research Institute, Rawalpindi
  5. Livestock and Fisheries Development Department Sindh
  6. Director-General Livestock
  7. Poultry Production and Research KarachiLivestock and Dairy Development Department  KP
  8. Director General (Ext.) Livestock and Dairy Dev. Depart. KP
  9. Director of Livestock Production
  10. Livestock and Dairy Development Department Balochistan
  11. Livestock & Dairy Development Department ICT
  12. Directorate of Agriculture Extension Services
  13. Chief Commissioner, Islamabad
  14. Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA), Islamabad.
  15. Department of Livestock & Dairy Development AJK
    1. Director-General Livestock & Dairy Development AJK
    2. Senior Poultry Research Officer

16. Agriculture, Livestock and Dairy Development, GB

Director of Livestock and Dairy Development GB


 Federal Govt.                 Rs. 279.331million

Provincial Govt.              Rs. 349.30   million

Beneficiary share            Rs.1,006.84 million

Total                               Rs.1,635.471 million

Project objectives and its relationship with sector objectives

Backyard poultry farming is the main source of supply of meat and eggs for millions of rural households in Pakistan. It has been estimated that more than 87.16 million rural poultry birds have reared annually in the country (Economic Survey of Pakistan, 2017-18). However, due to low genetic ability, poor management, lack of balanced nutrition and disease prevention, the per head production of meat and eggs is very low. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the productivity of poultry meat and eggs by strengthening backyard poultry flocks through the provision of high producing 5.00 million birds on 30 percent subsidy throughout the country including AJK, ICT, and GB in next 4 years. The specific objectives of this project include:

  1. Strengthening of backyard poultry through the provision of high producing birds
  2. Addressing protein deficiency and malnutrition
  3. Capacity building of households and field staff throughout Pakistan