• 31 districts of Balochistan, 11 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12 of Punjab and seven of Sindh's districts are under locusts attack.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Friday that locusts are destroying crops in 61 districts in Pakistan.

According to NDMA, 31 districts of Balochistan, 11 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12 of Punjab and seven of Sindh's districts are under locusts attack, local media reported.

At least 1,150 teams have been formed to control the locust invasion, the NDMA said.

Meanwhile,NDMA Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal said that in July and August, Pakistan can face another spell of locusts attack from Africa.

The chairman said they are making all out efforts to acquire 15 planes for spray on locust-hit areas to avoid further loss of crops in the country.

He further said approval for purchasing planes has been given by the concerned authorities so that the process of spray could be started.