Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a ceremony on Thursday at the Islamabad Convention Centre regarding the government’s performance in its first 100 days, said that with the help of poultry, poverty can be eradicated from Pakistan.
He said that the government will give eggs and chickens to the rural women so they can start their own poultry business. He said that the project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster. This way they will have nutrient food for eating and more chickens and eggs to sell, he added.
Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates had also given a similar proposal on his personal blog.
Bill Gates had written that they are easy to care for and can benefit the investor in a short span of time. Other than that, their eggs are rich in protein and other nutrients and can protect the children from malnutrition, he added. Finally, he wrote, they can empower women because the “chickens are small and typically stay close to home, many cultures regard them as a woman’s animal, in contrast to larger livestock like goats or cows. Women who sell chickens are likely to reinvest the profits in their families.”
Meanwhile, in Pakistan, PM Khan’s proposal was met with much criticism by Twitterati.
Asad Umer: Sir, we are devaluing the Rs in order to balance out the demand….
Imran Khan: TELL ME ABOUT THE CHICKENS? ARE THE CHICKENS OKAY?
— sometimes I wonder (@hassamt1) November 30, 2018
On a question regarding #100Days of #PMIK – and @ImranKhanPTI interventions for breeding chicken and hatching eggs, former premier #NS @pmln_org just laughs out loud. @SaniaaAshiq @Marriyum_A @MaryamNSharif @mohsin_seyal @_MaRiZz_ pic.twitter.com/T6s6kcmLbS
— Business News (@Dailybn) November 30, 2018
No one is behind it’s all Imran Khan Stupidity And Foolishness And his speeches”KATTA,KATTI,Eggs And Chicken,Fish And https://t.co/wHTaW2tMtC our Economi is based on this”Is it Justified “?.What message you are giving the world that economically we are here.
— Anwar zaheer (@Anwarzaheer9) November 30, 2018
While proposing desi eggs and chickens to fix the economy & alleviate poverty, Imran Khan said “A lot of work has been done on it, it’s ready.” So all this time in the GHQ & in the PM house this was the policy you guys were discussing? now I know why they say #ہم_مصروف_تھے
— Mujeeb (@MujeebS9) November 30, 2018
Where is @Asad_Umar ?
Without taking any new loan the size of foreign debt is increased by 25%. If it was 100Billion $ then it is 125Billion dollars. Congratulation to the chicken & egg business promotion Manager aka @ImranKhanPTI
— Rizwan Khan (@RizwanKhan_PMLN) November 30, 2018
— Dr Tasawar Ashraf (@T_AshrafMalik) November 30, 2018
Dear Imran Khan,
My Chicken didn’t lay an egg today.
Please give them an injection.
— Salman Sikandar (@SALSIKandar) November 30, 2018
Sir to my surprise and I don't believe what I heard of Imran Khan being a PM discussing Eggs & chickens on a 100 days plan. I'm equally shocked & you're right mouths need to be kept shut & no experiments allowed.
— Usman Khan (@khaann001) November 30, 2018
But there were some who understood the reference to the idea proposed by Bill Gates.
— Tariq O. Rehman (@TORehman) November 30, 2018
People making fun of @ImranKhanPTI @PTIofficial on chicken thing probably don't know, @BillGates has similar ideas about raising people out of poverty using chicken.https://t.co/C8ZgQiW68j pic.twitter.com/greKpW3Mrm
— Taha Samad (@SamadTaha) November 30, 2018
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) November 30, 2018