A Briton on death row in Pakistan has been granted a 30-day stay of execution.
After a day of doubts when reports of the delay were not speedily confirmed, the Foreign Office said it had now heard from the Pakistan High Commission that a 30-day stay had been officially announced.
The move, though, angered Amjad Hussain, whose brother Mirza Tahir Hussain, of Leeds, has been on death row for 18 years, and had been due to die on August 3.
Mr Hussain said: "They've offered nothing new, they've got no regard for human life at all.
"This is just an extra month of torture. We've been going through this for the last 18 years and the effect on the family is devastating."
A spokesman for the High Commission confirmed that President Musharraf had given the stay.
Human rights campaign organisation Amnesty International said the development was "not enough" in this particular case.