Taimoor Raza was found guilty of insulting the prophet Mohammed during an argument on social media with a counter-terrorism official

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first conviction on charges arising from social media.

Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600km (372 miles) south of capital Islamabad, finding Taimoor Raza guilty of insulting the prophet Mohammed, prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi said.

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