Welcome to Department of Plant Protection

Agricultural productivity in Pakistan is prone to problem of pests and diseases that cause 20-50% percent economic losses. The Department of Plant Protection (DPP) with its following wings performs regulatory, advisory, research and extension roles in the arena of plant protection in Pakistan.

a) Locust Control
b) Arial Pest Control
c) Pesticides Management & Registration
d) Plant Quarantine
e) Planning and Development (P & D)

The major functions of Department of Plant Protection are as under:


• Enforcement of Pakistan Plant Quarantine Act 1976 Pakistan Plant Quarantine Rules 1967 and the   International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) developed under WTO-SPS negotiated   International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

• Enforcement of Agricultural Pesticides Ordinance 1971, Agricultural Pesticides (Amendment) Act       1992 and Agricultural Pesticides (Amendment) Act 1997

Survey and Control

• Locust survey and control in desert areas in coordination with FAO and locust affected countries
• Control of locust by ground and aerial operation
• Aerial Pest Control in orchards and field crops


• Focus/ targeted research on various pest diagnostics and pest mitigation measures in trade               commodities (vapour heat treatment, hot water treatment, cold treatment, irradiation treatment etc.)

• Bioassay


• Advise the Government of Pakistan on all aspects of plant protection including international                 obligations

Latest News & Updates

Meeting of Follow up decision taken on 5th PJHLEPD on 23-01-2019 at 1600 Hrs in the Committee Room of Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Islamabad

Visit of DG, DPP at Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 21-01-2019 at 1530 Hrs.

Awareness Training Workshop for Boosting Rice Export on 18-01-2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Lawn of DPP Office, Karachi

Visit of DG, DPP at FPCCI, Karachi on 17-01-2019 at 1530 Hrs.

Meeting with REAP Association on 17-01-2019 at 1000 Hrs in the Committee Room of DPP