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PM Imran Declares National Emergency to Combat Locust

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the government’s resolve to protect agriculture and farming community in the country.

He was chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad today (Friday) to cope with locust attack in the country.

The Prime Minister said the federal government will take all-out steps and provide required resources to protect crops from any hazard, especially the locust attack.

Imran Khan directed to take necessary measures on an emergency basis in view of the destruction caused by locust to the crops.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing regarding the threat of locust in various parts of the country.

The meeting decided to declare locust as a national emergency to address this threat.

A high-level committee at the federal level has been set up for eradication of locust that will be headed by Secretary Food Security.

A national action plan for locust eradication was also approved in the meeting.

Chairman NDMA has been appointed as focal person for the extermination of locust.