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Adopted best strategy to overcome challenges of locusts, Corona: NDMA chairman

Adopted best strategy to overcome challenges of locusts, Corona: NDMA chairman
October 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Great success of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as complete eradication of locusts from Sindh.

Addressing a ceremony at the National Locust Control Center, NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal said that Pakistan has developed the capacity and capability to more effectively cope with the locust attacks in future.

He also said that fears regarding spread of coronavirus are still there however, the authority has not only played important role in curbing this deadly disease but also helped in dealing with locust attacks.

"The weather conditions in Pakistan are getting worst. We adopted the best strategy to overcome challenges of locusts and Coronavirus," Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal said.

On the occasion, Chief Coordinator of National Locust Control Center (NLCC) Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz has expressed satisfaction that the challenge of Locusts has successfully been overcome.

He said all the institutions including the provincial governments and National Disaster Management Authority worked in close coordination to eradicate the crop munching pests.

He said Army Aviation worked day and night in the fight against the locusts.

Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam said the provincial governments and the institutions stood up to the locust challenge. Their coordinated efforts as well as the help of villagers helped confront the crop munching pests, he added.

Fakhar Imam further stated Pakistani nation has the capability to meet any formidable challenge.