Bajwa promises help in anti-locust measures

Updated 05 Jun 2020

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Comment made while visiting  Natio­nal Locust Control Centre. — AFP/File
Comment made while visiting Natio­nal Locust Control Centre. — AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Natio­nal Locust Control Centre (NLCC) on Thursday.

During his visit, he was briefed by Engineer-in-Chief Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz about the efforts being undertaken to counter the locust threat.

According to a press release, the army chief appreciated the NLCC role in synergising national efforts in line with the National Action Plan. He reiterated that the army would make all possible resources available to help the civil administration in combating the locust threat. He further stressed that effective control operations were essential for ensuring food security in the country and in mitigating the negative economic impact. The government had already declared national emergency in this regard, the statement said.

Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2020