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Locust outbreak in Karachi

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor

10th November, 2019

Locust outbreak in the Malir area of ​​Karachi, residents are anxious by seen such a large number of Locusts.

This year, the number of locusts has increased rapidly due to rain and heatwave, while hundreds of acres of standing crop have been feared affected in the locust attack.

The farmer has appealed for help from the Sindh government in the wake hundreds of acres of standing crop loss due to Locust attack.

Farmers said that the Sindh government needs fumigation in the city immediately to eradicate the locust, as Locust will completely destroy all the tree plants in the city in a few days.

Technical Advisor WWF Pakistan Muzam Khan said that plant protection department has to be established to control Locust attack, Last major locust attack was reported in Karachi in 1960.

According to Muzam Khan, the locust is called the most dangerous worm in the world, the locust completely destroys all the trees and shrubs. This year, the number of locusts has increased from the coastal areas of Baluchistan and also invaded the areas of Punjab.

It is to be noted that a few months ago, the locust had attacked other areas of interior Singh including Tharparkar which destroyed hundreds of acres of standing crop.

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