PM approves phase II of the national locust program

Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to undertake every possible measure for locust control since it involves food security of the country.

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

The PM permitted 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 also stressed that a coordinated national response of federal and provincial governments and organizations is required to cope with the expected locust swarm so that crop production is not affected.

The Prime Minister also said locust attack combined with COVID-19 was a huge challenge for Pakistan.

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