Locust attacks wreak havoc on crops in parts of Pakistan
Swarms of locusts continued to wreak havoc on food crops across Pakistan, with a frequency of attacks in several districts of Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan rising.
In Multan, Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur in Punjab and Sanghar, Matiari and Ghotki in Sindh, Locusts have attacked crops.
The attacks added to the suffering of farmers, who tried to beat drums to scare off the insects that were attacking.
The swarms have devoured crops of banana, cotton and sugarcane, causing significant damage to the agricultural sector.
Locusts also attacked shops and bazaars, which panicked and sprayed people in hopes of dispersing the insects that contributed to the attack.
Locusts in Rajanpur have caused extensive damage to green trees and plants. The insects targeted mango farms at Sadiqabad, seriously damaging the fruit production.
In Rahim Yar Khan district administration resorted to sprays to get rid of locusts damaging the crops.