Punjab govt to take action against counterfeit cosmetic products

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to take strict action against sub-standard cosmetic manufacturers and sellers across the province.

Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has approved Drug Amendment Bill 2020.

He said that in the past, concerned departments failed to take any strict action and fraudsters continued looting masses and added that the amended bill was passed by the provincial cabinet in the wider interest of the masses.

CM Buzdar said that bill will help in producing cosmetics according to the international level.

The CM Punjab assured that the government is taking practical steps against this counterfeiting mafia. The availability of original and branded products will also be ensured, he added.

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) responsible for checking the quality of the cosmetics products, in the month of December 2019, had issued notices to beauty cream and cosmetics manufacturers over serious health concerns and has termed a major health hazard.

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