Monday Nov 11, 2019
KARACHI: As the invasion of locusts continued in the city for the last two days, Sindh minister of agriculture Ismail Rahu has advised the citizens to prepare biryani and karahi of these insects.
A video clip shows the Sindh minister suggesting people to take advantage of the locusts and eat them in form of various delicious food dishes.
He said that the locusts have come all the way to the citizens and they should take the advantage of it by preparing delicious dishes and eating them.
Swarms of locusts first entered into the agricultural area of Malir in Karachi, due to which it was being feared that the crops spread on hundreds of acres of land would be ruined.
The locusts also invaded agricultural lands in Memon Goth Malir and damaged crops of vegetable and ate leaves of the plants and trees.
However, Ismail Rahu said that these insects did not damage the crops in Malir.
The locusts have spread in various parts of the city including Malir, Korangi, Bahadurabad, Hasan Square, Nazimabad and other areas where these insects were seen flying in abundance.
The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match, which was playing between Sindh and Northern at the National Stadium, was also interrupted briefly when a locust swarm showed up.
The swarm was large enough that the players had to stop playing and cover their eyes and ears in a bid to avoid contact with the insects.
The Sindh minister assured that fumigation (insect-killing spray) would be arranged in those areas where they are seen flying.
The minister said that people should not worry as the grasshoppers do not harm them.