The mother of five has been on death row since November 2010 after being convicted of committing blasphemy during an argument with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water.

A three-member bench in Lahore accepted Bibi’s appeal and has ordered all records pertaining to the case to be presented before it.

Bibi, 50, has said she did not make any blasphemous remarks and accused neighbours of bringing the allegations against her based on a personal feud. The UK government has said it remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Bibi’s case.

Baroness Anelay of St John’s said: ‘We remain deeply concerned about the case of Ms Asia Bibi. We continue to work through the EU to make clear to the Pakistani authorities and people the importance we attach to this case, and our concerns about the blasphemy laws in Pakistan more broadly.’