Will Deal With Locusts Like We Dealt With Corona, Says Minister
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said that the federal government will deal with the locusts attack the way it dealt with the deadly coronavirus.
The minister, while responding to a question about the locust attack in the country during a press conference on Wednesday, said: “Like Covid-19, a well thought-out strategy is being followed to make the fight against the locust swarms successful.”
He said that National Locust Control Cell (NLCC) has been established to tackle the issue in coordination with all the stakeholders, including the provincial governments. “All the relevant government departments are working in close coordination to address the issue. By June 10, 15 planes will be available for the aerial spray in the affected areas,” he added.
People on Twitter have reacted to the minister’s statement.
Shibli Faraz: We're dealing with tiddi the way we've dealt with corona.
CM Buzdar: Yeh locust kaat-ta kaisay hai?
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 3, 2020
— Sardar Ali (@sardarjamali) June 4, 2020
اسکاصاف مطلب ہے#کرونا
کی طرح #ٹڈی_دل
بھی بےقابو ہوجائےگانتیجہ غذائی قلت اورقحط#Covid_19
کےکھاتےمیں@ImranKhanPTI #madarchod #جھوٹا_خائن_اغلامباز_زانی
آجتک1688قتل کرچکاہےاللہ جانےقحط میں کتنوں کی جان لےگا#مادرچود
صلاحیت میں چپڑاسی سےبھی کم@shiblifaraz @FarrukhHabibISF
— Syed Jaffer (@MrSyedJaffer) June 3, 2020
It means another disaster. Be ready Pakistan.
— Shahjhan Malik | #StayHomeSaveLives (@shahjhan_malikk) June 3, 2020
اس کا مطلب ہے حکومت نے یہاں بھی کچھ نہیں کرنا
جس کرنا ہے اب ٹڈیوں نے ہی کرنا
— Devil's Advocate 🗯️ (@Devil19900) June 3, 2020
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet, endorsed a proposal for dealing with the locust threat in the country that people would be given financial incentives for catching locusts and encouraged to sell these insects to poultry farmers who could use them as poultry feed at a rate of Rs 15 per kilogram.
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