Turkey Provide Aircrafts to Pakistan for Fight Against Locust

Turkey Provide Aircrafts to Pakistan for Fight Against Locust

Pakistan and Turkey are all-weather friends, and Turkey recently share gesture by handed over spray plane to Pakistan to control locust attack.

Pakistan has big benefits of that plane to control the locust insect, if it not controlled timely. Then it will give huge loss to agriculture sector.

The aircraft was airlifted from the Adana province Turkey to Pakistan, Said by PAF in statment.

The aircraft by Turkey has been leased for 6 months. And it use for aerial spray to reduce attack of locust. And it use in locust affected areas. 

The aircraft only use to eradicate locust from the country, said by spokesperson for the NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) in his statement.

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Pakistan have already affected COVID19, and it give huge loss to country.

And now locust has put country in a state of emergency.

Agriculture is the heart of Pakistan, fiber crops like cotton give huge profit to country. And it export worldwide.

But swarm of locust is destroying the crops in Sindh and Punjab province.

And this is the second time, locust attack in country in less than 3 months.

The desert locust also arrived Pakistan from Iran.

And desert locust insect spread to as far as the Pakistan- India border around the Cholistan desert in Punjab province after destroying crops in Sindh and Balochistan.

He also suggest that virtual meeting between the two countries for the purpose of locust attack and damages to crops. The ambassador has called for the PPD (plant protection departments)of the two countries to make joint strategy to fight against locust attack.

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The Sindh government planned to buy more spray equipment and four wheelers to fight against locust in desert to minimize loss to agriculture sectors according to the minister.

Federal government fails to help to erdicate locust in sindh province and it is expressed by agriculture experts. And also demabded aerial spray immediately.

District of Sindh province had suffered the most damage because of locust and district includes, Sanghar, Umerkot, Khairpur and Tharparkar. And locust also attack in Mirpurkhas, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal and Nawabshah. According to the NDMA.

Noshad Ali
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M.Sc (Hons) Horticulture & Member of PSHS (Pakistan Society Horticulture Science) and Working as Field Facilitator in CAB International

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