LAHORE: Punjab’s chief minister, Usman Buzdar, led an action on Tuesday against manufacturers of poor equity creams, ARY News reported.
The Punjab CM, while chairing a meeting here at CM House in Lahore, passed the “Punjab Drug and Cosmetic Amendment Act,” according to which the drug regulatory authority will take action against companies that manufacture lower quality equity creams. .
During the meeting, CM Usman Buzdar said the previous governments did not take any action against the “mafia” that sold fake cosmetic products.
“There is no place for such” mafias “in the government of Pakistani Prime Minister Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan, said CM Usman Buzdar, adding that those people are playing with the health of the nation.
He said that after the adoption of the amendment, strict measures would be taken against such companies.
Last year, in July, the Minister of Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Wazir, decided to start an offensive against equity creams.
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At a press conference in the federal capital, the state minister for climate change said that several companies in Pakistan are selling cheap equity creams that are harmful to people’s skin.
She said her ministry was testing and analyzing the ingredients used by companies that manufacture and sell equity creams throughout Pakistan.
The ministry, he revealed, discovered that only three of the 59 local and international equity cream brands were in accordance with international standards.