KARACHI (92 News) – The Swarms of locusts have landed in Karachi and interrupted the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match on Monday.
According to the reports, the massive locust swarm descended in the metropolis and reported at Bahadurabad, Gulshan Iqbal and other city areas along with the farmlands of Malir, Gadap and Bin Qasim Towns of the city.
The swarms of locusts also disturbed a cricket match at the National Stadium of Karachi between Sindh and Northern teams. The unexpected visitors just weren't cricket fans though. The match had to be interrupted briefly when a locust swarm showed up while the Northern were batting.
The swarm was large enough that the players had to stop playing and cover their eyes and ears in a bid to avoid contact with the insects.
The crop eating insects bring hunger with them by thoroughly eating cops and vegetation they find at any place. The normal life of the residents of Malir, Korangi, Gulshan Iqbal, Hassan Square, Bahadurabad and adjoining areas disrupted.
The swarms of locusts also descended at the Old Sabzi Mandi, National Stadium and a private school and hospital at the Stadium Road.
Federal Plant Protection Department in a report said that November is the month of breeding for locusts adding that the swarms of the insect are moving from the desert areas of Sindh to Balochistan.
Sindh’s agriculture minister had recently asked the plant protection department for spray of insecticide in the areas infested by the locusts in the province.
Karachi farmers have expressed grave concern over their locust-infested fields and appealed to the provincial authorities to take measures in a timely manner to save their crops.