After a swarm of locusts from Balochistan’s coastal areas infested Karachi, Pakistan, its minister of agriculture Ismail Rahu came up with a very creative solution to tackle the problem.
As locusts attack Karachi, minister of agriculture Ismail Rahu tells people to eat tiddi biryani. Simple. pic.twitter.com/DEnYXdrdvH
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) November 12, 2019
Offering a solution to this enduring problem, he suggested citizens of Karachi take advantage of the locusts by preparing delicious dishes such as biryani and Kadhai. He said that the citizens should rather add these free-flying proteins to their biryanis, Kadhais and BBQs instead of getting scared of them.
In a video clip, Sindh minister of agriculture was heard saying: “They have come all the way here so the residents should eat them.”
From the last 2 days, Karachi has been getting massive swarms of locusts passing through every corner of the city. Many people took to Twitter to share the horrifying view.
Citizens Share Videos & Pictures as Locust Swarms Invade #Karachi
Karachi is under attack from locusts as citizens witnessed millions of locusts across city on Monday morning
Large number of insects were reported in areas of Shah Faisal Malir Gadap Town Bin Qasim Korangi pic.twitter.com/3tV4WtEBNT
— Developing Pakistan (@DevelopmentPk) November 11, 2019
The Pakistan Agricultural Ministery has attempted to pacify the angered residents, who have blamed the ministry for this menace, by assuring that fumigation process will soon be carried out to control the attack. Pakistan had last experienced a locust attack on a similar scale last in 1961.
Experts in Pakistan have reportedly stated that the swarms of locusts have rushed in from coastal Balochistan due to heavy rains in South Sindh and Balochistan in monsoon. The ministry of food security has also assured Karachi citizens that the species will pose no threat to food crops.