128 teams constituted for managing locust attack on crops

Minister for National Food Security, Khusro Bakhtiar said 128 teams have been constituted for managing locust attack on crops in the country.

128 teams constituted for managing locust attack on cropsKhusro Bakhtiar informed while talking to media that army and civil aviation would also take part in the operation being launched on Monday to spray the locust hit areas in country.

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The government declared emergency in Pakistan to eliminate the attacking of locust which are destroying crops on a large scale in Punjab after wiping out the same in Sindh.

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He said locusts have destroyed a vast area in the country but measures have been taken now to avoid further loss of crops from its attack.

He said the representatives from provincial and central governments had discussed to combat locust which had destroyed a vast area in the country. World Food Organization would also provide technical and strategic support to Pakistan for eradicating the locust from the country.

He added that more then 30 countries had already affected by the locust, he said, adding measures had been taken to avoid further loss of crops from locust attack.

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The army, and civil aviation would also take part in the operation being started in February 17, to spray the areas of Balochistan hit by locust.

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