In order to stop the use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacture and sale of cosmetic products, at the next session of the Punjab Assembly, the Punjab government agreed to table a “Cosmetics Control Bill 202l”.
This was agreed at a consultative meeting held in the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat on the Punjab Cosmetics Control Bill, which was also attended by Secretary of Primary Health, Chief Drug Inspector Punjab, Cosmetics Association members and concerned officers.
“Raja Basharat said that “the process of manufacturing and selling cosmetics was brought under the jurisdiction of the law for which the Assembly soon received a bill.
He said, “Evidence has been found in some cosmetics of harmful health ingredients.” The government can not allow anyone under the pretext of money to play with human health, though there is currently no law in Punjab to take action against those involved in the business of counterfeit cosmetics.
The Minister of Law said the new law would provide for the prevention of counterfeit and harmful cosmetics. He also warned the public not to gamble unregistered and fraudulent cosmetics for their money and health.
The Primary Health Secretary announced that some bleaching creams had dangerously high levels of lead in them. The Cosmetics Association members have expressed their concerns and suggestions on the occasion.
Raja Basharat instructed them to submit in writing their suggestions concerning the proposed legislation. He ensured that, after the approval of the Chief Minister, the legitimate suggestions of the stakeholders would become part of the proposed bill.