No locust found in any province of country: NLCC

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The National Locust Control Center (NLCC) on Tuesday achieved a milestone as no locust was found in any of the provinces.
According to press statement issued by the Ministry of National food Security, no locust was found in provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh during a survey.
The NLCC surveyed around 129,072 hectares area of land during the past twenty-four hours however presence of swarms of locust was not found in any area, according to the statement.
During the past 6 months, the locust control operations carried out on 11,34,161 hectares of land across the country.
Earlier, the NLCC had announced that Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have been cleared of the swarms of locusts.
Swarms of the pest posing threat to Pakistan’s food security still present in Balochistan, the NLCC said. The swarms of locust had effected 61 districts in four provinces of the country, the NLCC stated.