Centre not helping Sindh

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Zia Qureshi

Nawabshah

Provincial Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahu said Wednesday that Locust swarm has caused severe damage to crops in ten to twelve districts of the province however the federal government is playing the role of step mother in this regard. He said that federal government has provided only one plane for spray purpose to Sindh while two are standing idol at Punjab. He was talking to media after holding a meeting with officials of agriculture department here. Minister said that federal government has formed Plant Protection Department to combat Locust swarm in desert area and it has twenty planes out of which 17 are non functional.