In last sixty years this Department has fought successfully, eighteen times the onslaught of desert locust out of which nine times there were sever attacks in years 1951,1961,1962,1973,1978,1982,1983,1989 and lately 1993.


Desert locust in an international migratory plague with breeding ground stretching from India across Pakistan, Iran & Saudi Arabia to the West Africa, affecting sixty countries of the world.

Re Tention

Pakistan has unique topography consisting high sand dunes, hilly terrains and lot of inaccessible areas resisting for any ground operation against the active movement of locust swarm.


The aerial wing, under administrative control of department of Plant Protection (DPP) of Ministry of National Food Security & Research was created in 1950 to respond to the threat of locust.

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  • Plant Quarantine

    Importance of plant quarantine Exotic pests can cause
  • Procedures and Practices in (PQ)

    Organization Plant Quarantine work is done by Plant
  • Achievements

    Export of Mango to Australia 2010 – NPPO-NPPO and
  • List of Botanical Name

    Alphabetical list of crops with Botanical name A