Over 4,500 hectares of area sprayed to control locust in parts of country during last 24 hours
The crop munching bug exists in 49 districts of the country, including 33 in Balochistan, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two in Punjab and five in Sindh.
In Balochistan, areas of Khuzdar, Awaran, Noshki, Chaghi, Gwadar, Uthal, Kech, Panjgur, Kharan, Washuk and Quetta have been affected among others.
The bugs have affected Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, North and South Waziristan, Lakki Marwat, Karak, Kurram, Orakzai and Khyber districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The pest is present in Dera Ghazi Khan and Mianwali areas of Punjab while the locust has invaded Mirpur Khas, Tharparkar, Tando Alla Yar, Jamshoro and Shaheed Benazirabad areas of Sindh.