Govt declares national emergency to tackle locusts
ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday decided to declare National Emergency in the country to effectively tackle the danger of locusts and its outbreak.
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal has been appointed focal person in that regard.
This was decided at a high-level meeting, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office.
Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed for taking all necessary steps on emergency basis to contain the locust outbreak and losses to crops.
He said protection of agriculture and farmers was top priority of the government, adding the federal government would take all possible steps and provide required facilities to protect crops from any possible danger with special focus on the danger of locusts. - APP

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