Govt to undertake every possible effort for locust control: PM July 10, 2020

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Govt to undertake every possible effort for locust control: PM July 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government will undertake every possible effort for locust control since it involves food security of the country.

He was speaking at a briefing on National Action Plan for Locust Control at National Locust Control Center in Islamabad today (Friday).

The Prime Minister accorded in-principle approval for Phase-II of the National Action Plan for Locust Control. It was also decided that the affected farmers would also be compensated through this package.

Imran Khan highly appreciated timely and coordinated response of federal and provincial governments, including Pakistan Army, for effectively controlling locust attack and use of indigenously developed equipment.

He emphasized that a coordinated national response of federal and provincial governments and organisations is required to cope with the expected locust swarm so that crop production is not affected.

He said locust attack combined with COVID-19 was a huge challenge for Pakistan.

The Prime Minister was informed that National Action Plan for Locust Control Phase-I has been completed.