The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended the execution of a former police officer who is mentally ill.
A two-judge panel is set to hear a petition to save Khizar Hayat's life by his mother on January 14, the court said.
Hayat was sentenced to death in 2003 over the shooting of a police officer and was first diagnosed as a schizophrenic in 2008 by prison medical authorities.
The man was scheduled to be executed on January 15.
Pakistan is a signatory of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international convention guaranteeing the dignity of individuals with disabilities.
The country lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty after Islamist militants killed more than 150 people at a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December 2014.
Based on reporting by AP and dpa