Minister for Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiyar stated that the federal government has announced a state of emergency due to the ongoing locust attack in several parts of the country.
Speaking to a media person during his visit to the locust-struck areas in Okara district with Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Lietunant General Muhammad Afzal.
The Minister further said that the situation is curbed in over eighty five percent areas that were locust-affected.
He mentioned that all institutions concerned within the country and International Agencies are working together to control the chaos.
The Minister ordered that the losses caused by the locusts should be assessed and farmers assured that they will be compensated.