Locusts’ attack increasing food security threat in Sindh, CM tells PM

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By Kaleem Khan Kakar Penaezai

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has written a letter to the Prime Minister Imran Khan apprising him of how swarms of locusts are destroying cultivated lands in the province.

“Threat of food security in the province is increasing due to locusts’ attacks,” said Murad Ali Shah in the letter. Demanding emergency measures from the prime minister, the chief minister said that if immediate measures were not taken to cope up with the situation then it could devastate harvest in the province.

He demanded of the premier to immediately provide six planes to conduct aerial spray on swarms of locusts other than providing 110 double-cabin vehicles for the similar purpose.

Federal government should also provide 100,000 litres of pesticides and 12 tractors for spray purpose. “The government should fulfill its promise to deal with the locusts’ attack,” he said.

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