Army Chief visits National Locust Control Center

National locust control center

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Locust Control Center in Rawalpindi and reviewed the preparations for dealing with the locust attack.

According to a statement issued by Pakistan Army Public Relations (ISPR), the Chief of Army Staff visited the national Locust Control Center in Rawalpindi.

According to ISPR, the Army Chief appreciated the coordinated role of the Control Center in dealing with locusts and said that the Pakistan Army would use all available resources in collaboration with the civil administration to eradicate locusts.

The Army Chief further said that locust infestation is necessary to ensure food security in the country. The eradication of locust infestation is also necessary to protect the economy from adverse effects. The government had already declared an emergency to deal with locust infestation.

It may be recalled that according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), locusts have attacked more than 60 districts of the country at present, posing a serious threat to various crops.

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