ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal on Friday said the NDMA was making all out efforts to acquire 15 planes for spray on locust-hit areas to avoid further loss of crops in the country.
“All possible measures have been taken to revive the plant protection institution in a proper manner,” Muhammad Afzal said while talking to a local news channel.
He said approval for purchasing planes had been given by the concerned authorities so that the process of spray could be started in a befitting manner in locust-hit areas of the country.
To a query, the chairman NDMA appreciated the steps taken by Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh governments for the protection of crops from the locust threat.
He said in July and August, Pakistan could face another spell of locusts attack from Africa. However, he said all necessary arrangements have been made to combat any untoward situation in this connection.