China to help Pakistan in yet another crisis like situation in the country

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China to help Pakistan in yet another crisis like situation in the country

ISLAMABAD - China has assured Pakistan that it will supply pesticides and spraying equipment to Pakistan to combat the locust attack.

This was mentioned by the ambassador of China, Yao Jing on Tuesday. The Ambassador called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar.

The minister apprised the ambassador about the requirement of pesticides and aerial support to control the locust in Pakistan particularly Sindh and Balochistan. The federal minister also underlined the importance of the measures taken by neighboring countries to control locust as these insects keep moving to bigger areas.

Khusro Bakhtiar informed the ambassador about the requirement of aerial support from China to curtail the production of locust in vulnerable areas. He underscored the urgent need for aerial support with pesticides to contain the locust in the deserts.

The ambassador said that China will consider supplying pesticides and spraying equipment to Pakistan as an emergency project.

He also told the minister that China will send a delegation comprising technical experts to Pakistan next week to further deliberate on aerial management of locusts. “The delegation will visit the locust-affected areas,” he said.