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

Honorable Secretary, MNFS&R meeting with importers on 11th August, 2020 at 2000 Hrs in Department of Plant Protection, Head Office, Karachi.

54th Agricultural Pesticides Technical Advisory Committee (APTAC) Meeting on 13th August, 2020 at 11:30 A.M in the Committee Room of Ministry of National Food Security & Research, 3rd Floor Pak Secretariat, Block – B, Islamabad.

Implementation of National Action Plan Against Locust NLCC Meeting on 13th August, 2020 at 1430 Hrs at NLCC, Islamabad.