Swarms of locusts continue to wreak havoc on crops across Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Swarms of locusts continued to wreak havoc on food crops across Pakistan, with the attacks gaining frequency in several districts of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. According to the details garnered, locusts attacked crops in Multan, Muzzaffargarh, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur in Punjab and Sanghar, Matiari, and Ghotki in Sindh. The attacks added to the misery of farmers, who tried to beat drums in order to scare away the attacking insects. The swarms have been devouring mango, cotton, and sugarcane crops, causing severe damage to the agricultural sector. Meanwhile, Pakistani farmers are worried about their livelihood as invading armies of locusts continue to devour their crops in Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab. The infestation is reported to have caused billions of dollars of damage and is expected to create long-term food shortages. Many farmers have even started beating drums to scare them away but it hasn’t been successful. Pakistan was already battling the coronavirus, now the locust invasion has become another major problem for us, said Sindh Agricultural Minister Ismail Rahoo.