Pakistan declares national emergency to battle locust swarms

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has declared a national emergency in the country to battle locust swarms. The insects destroying crops on a large scale in Punjab province, country’s main region for agricultural production. The National Action Plan (NAP) requires a sum of ₹7.3 billion to overcome the crisis.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Pakistan: Islamabad; President of Pakistan: Arif Alvi.

 

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