Pakistan likely to import insecticides from India to fight locust attack, says report


The move comes after the agriculture sector of Pakistan was hit hard by the damages caused by the locust attacks.

Pakistan had formally suspended its trade relations with India in August after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Pakistan may import insecticides from India to fight ongoing locust attack on its agriculture, reported Dawn. The subject would be discussed during the cabinet meeting that will take place tomorrow in Pakistan, the report said.

The move comes after the agriculture sector of Pakistan was hit hard by the damages caused by the locust attacks. This, in turn, had prompted the authorities to declare emergency in nine districts of  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa last month. A similar disaster in the Sindh region had forced farmers to spray their fields with a mixture of insecticide and diesel a few months back.

Earlier, Pakistan had formally suspended its trade relations with India in August after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.  Pakistan had also downgraded diplomatic ties with India by expelling Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria.