Locust eliminated from Cholistan, other areas of Bahawalpur division: Commissioner
BAHAWALPUR: Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Asif Iqbal Chaudhry here said Cholistan and other areas of Bahawalpur division have been cleared from locust and no traces of locust or its eggs were found in a recent survey.
Talking to APP, he said that surveillance of locust would continue during Eid holidays since locust was still breeding in areas of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and India. “Various operations were conducted in the division and 1182 acres of land was sprayed with Malathion and Lambda Cyhalothrin with the help of the latest 600 spraying machines and helicopter of Pakistan Army”, he added.
Asif said an area of 95000 acres was sprayed during the previous operation against locust, adding that locust entered Bahawalpur from Jalalpur Pirwala in Uch Sharif area on 15 May and then moved towards Rahim Yar Khan and Cholistan areas. “An intense operation during the last five days helped in eradicating the insect from the Cholistan and other areas of the division”, he told. – APP