Islamabad (Agencies): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has accepted a recommendation to decline official proposals to revise Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law and to pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for purportedly insulting Prophet Mohammed.

The amendment of the blasphemy law had been proposed by the Minority Affairs Ministry while the Interior Ministry had launched an initiative to pardon Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death under the law last year.

But Law Minister Babar Awan had suggested that both proposals should be discarded.

Gilani approved Law Minister's recommendation on Tuesday, a daily reported.

An order issued by Khushnood Lashari, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, said: "The Prime Minister has been pleased to approve the proposals contained in the subject note of Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs".

"Ministries concerned are being conveyed necessary directions on actionable proposals, copies of which are being endorsed to you (ministries) separately," Lashari said.

According to Awan, Gilani had endorsed his proposals, who approved to reject the proposal for amending the blasphemy law and to return the Interior Ministry's proposal seeking a pardon for Asia Bibi while her appeal against her death sentence which is pending in the Lahore High Court.