Punjab Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Kh. Imran Nazir has said that all the beauty parlors functioning in Punjab would be registered and given status of industry and women working in these beauty parlors would also be imparted training so that blood born diseases like hepatitis B,C, HIV AIDS and Thallasemia could be controlled. He said that infected instruments/needles used for Piercing of nose and ears is also a big source for spreading such diseases.
He said this while addressing inaugural ceremony of women festival 2017 “Health & Beauty” organized by the Professional Wing of PML-N at a local hotel here today. Begum Shaista Parvaiz Malik MNA, President Professional Wing PML-N Ms. Saadia Taimoor, a large number of women associated with beauty parlors, personalities from show biz and artists were also present in the ceremony. Director Punjab Hepatitis Control Programme Dr. Zahida Sarwar and the officers of Health Department also attended the function. Different stalls were set up by cosmetics companies. PHCP also arranged a stall for hepatitis screening and vaccination for hepatits B. Kh. Imran Nazir informed that more than four thousand persons would be screened and vaccinated on this stall. He said that women attached with beauty parlors are also like industrial workers who are supporting their families and contributing in the economy. The Minister Health said that this profession would be regularized and developed as an industry. Kh. Imran Nazir disclosed that presently approximately 25 million people are affected by hepatitis B and C in Pakistan which is very alarming. He said government would fully support to promote beauty parlors and fashion industry and provide guidance for prevention of diseases. He said that it is the beauty of democracy that people can criticize open heartedly on the government but these critics could not dare to speak a single word in the regime of dictatorship. On this occasion, Begum Shaista Pervaiz Malik MNA and President PML N Professional Wing Ms Saadia Taimoor also addressed.