Threat of locust swarms to Pakistan reduced: Fakhar August 07, 2020

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Threat of locust swarms to Pakistan reduced: Fakhar August 07, 2020

ISLAMABAD- Minister for National Food Security Fakhar Imam has said the threat of locust swarms to Pakistan from horn of Africa, Yemen, Oman and Iran has reduced.

In his media briefing today, the Minister said the threat of crop munching pests from India still persists and coordinated efforts are being made at the provincial and district level to cope with any challenge.

Syed Fakhar Imam said the government has made full preparations to contain and eliminate the locusts in their breeding areas of Tharparkar and Cholistan. 

Meanwhile, Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam chaired the meeting of National Locusts Control Centre in Islamabad.

It was mentioned in the meeting that Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission of Pakistan is using space-based information to analyze the areas.

Till now 4815400 Hectares land has been surveyed and 1093400 HA have been treated.

Right now locust is present only in district Tharparkar.