Federal govt determines to control locust: fed food secretary.


KARACHI -- Federal food Secretary Muhammad Hashim Popalzai on Monday assured the Sindh Government that sufficient funds have been allocated by the Federal Government to control the locust and all available resources would be utilized in this regard. He was co-chairing a high level meeting on locust control along with Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah at the Sindh Secretariat here, said a statement. Federal Food Secretary Hashim Popalzai presented National Action Plan Desert Locust Surveillance and Control 2020 terming the situation as emergency surfaced after generations of locust present in Sindh and Baluchistan.

He informed the meeting that the Food Ministry would send its recommendation to the Federal Cabinet for imposing national emergency against locust. Speaking on the occasion, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah called upon all stakeholders to work together to control locust...

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