Pakistan's PM vows 'immediate action' after stoning

Pakistan's Prime Minister. Nawaz Sharif, pictured in Downing St at the end of April. Credit: Reuters

Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the chief minister of Punjab province to take "immediate action" after a 25-year-old woman was stoned to death for marrying a man her parents did not approve of.

Mr Sharif told the BBC the killing was "totally unacceptable".

Farzana Parveen was killed by her family in a so called 'honour killing'. Credit: ITV News

Last night the husband of Farzana Parveen, told ITV News police stood by and did not help when she was attacked by her family, outside a courthouse in Lahore.

Read: Husband of Lahore women stoned to death describes grief

This morning Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was appalled at the death, and called on authorities in Pakistan to investigate this "atrocious murder fully and bring those responsible to justice."

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Relatives arrested after woman stoned to death in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested at least four relatives of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death for marrying a man her parents did not approve of, ITV News has been told. William Hague said he was "appalled" by the killing of Farzana Parveen.