KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has he cautioned the federal government that another disaster is being made by the locust attacks.
In a tweet on Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto also lamented a lack of actions on the part of the Federal Ministry for Food Security to tackle the menace of locust attacks on crops.
“Fed Ministry for food security is again missing in actions as Locusts attack crops across Pakistan. Last year despite our pleas provinces were left at the mercy of locusts,” he wrote on his official twitter handle, sharing a British daily’s news story about risks locust swarms posed to the country’s food security.
“If the federal government fails to act this is another disaster in the making,” he cautioned.
Earlier, the Sindh government has decided to register a protest with the federal government for decrying a lack of support from the Centre to tackle locusts attacks.
Sindh Minister for Agriculture Ismail Rahoo said swarms of locusts have entered Sindh and Balochistan from the neighbouring countries of India and Iran. “Locusts will prove more dangerous than coronavirus,” he cautioned.
The minister said the provincial government has been informing the centre about the locusts
attacks for a year but in vain. He noted that 60 per cent of the country’s rural population that relies on agriculture will suffer if locusts are not eliminated.