The Foreign Office has condemned the death sentence of a British national in Pakistan.
Mohammad Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, has been sentenced to death by a court in Rawalpindi for claiming to be a prophet of Islam.
Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said:
“It is the longstanding policy of Her Majesty’s Government to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle.
"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been providing consular support to Mr Asghar, and we will be raising our concerns in the strongest possible terms with the Pakistani government.”
More top news
Trains on some of the UK's busiest rail routes will be "significantly" hit by a rail workers' strike from tonight.
A new report stresses the "critical" need for emergency services to adopt text and social media alerts.
The smuggler turned hero - made famous by Harrison Ford - will star in his own stand-alone film, Disney says.