LAHORE - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has opposed induction of Senator Babar Awan in the Federal Cabinet as law minister.

Reliable sources said that after Prime Minister Gilani opposed appointment of Babar Awan, certain circles in the party suggested that he should be given some other important ministry. However, they said the Prime Minister also opposed it, saying that it would not be in the interest of the party and the government to make Babar Awan a minister before Senate elections.  Sources further said that President Asif Zardari has also agreed to the Prime Minister’s viewpoint.