PM Imran Khan has visited the National Locust Control Center in Islamabad the place he reviewed the measures to control the locust state of affairs throughout the nation.
According to the small print, Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam and NDMA officers moreover accompanied the Prime Minister.
During his go to, the Premier was briefed on efforts to control locusts. The Prime Minister was apprised of the current state of affairs of locusts all through the nation.
In May this 12 months, National Locust Control Center (NLCC) was established to cope with the locusts in Islamabad.
Addressing a media briefing, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal said NDMA has completed the survey of 125,000 hectare areas of Balochistan, 87,000 hectares house of Punjab, 65,000 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 83,000 hectare house of Sindh in closing 24 hours.
“We have five helicopters for which kits have been procured from the US. He said one plane will leave for Multan today to spray the affected areas,” the NDMA chairman said.
He moreover said a committee setup to purchase six planes that will in all probability be used for spraying features on eternal basis.
Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam said coordinated steps taken at federal and provincial ranges to eradicate the locusts. Syed Fakhar Imam said locust assault is a world menace and authorities is taking all out steps to eradicate it in coordination with all stakeholders.
Syed Fakhar Imam said locust can eradicated at deserts and at croplands in quite a few strategies. He appreciated the operate of provincial governments along with district administration and NDMA in stemming the tide of this pest.