No locust found in KP, Sindh, Punjab: NLCC

ISLAMABAD: National Locust Control Centre (NLCC) said on Saturday that no pests have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab.

However, locust was present in only one district of Balochistan (Lasbella), said a press release issued by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

The joint teams of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, provincial agriculture departments and the Pakistan Army were conducting a comprehensive survey and control operation against the locusts in effected districts and succeeded to minimize its threat to only one district.

Meanwhile, anti-locust survey and control operations were in progress as joint teams during last 24 hours surveyed 193,108 hectares area. In the last 24 hours, locust control operation has been carried out on five hectares of District Lasbella of Balochistan. In the last 6 months, the NLCC carried out control in 1,131,890 hectares area of land.

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