ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday claimed that Paksistan followed all the rules and regulations in prosecuting RAW agent Kulbushan Jadhav.

‘There was nothing in the [legal] proceedings that was against the law,’ the minister told lawmakers adding that the trial continued for three months.

During a Senate briefing, Asif dismissed India’s accusations that the sentencing of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav was a ‘premeditated murder’.

Not only that, the legislator gave a scathing rejoinder to New Delhi and hit out at Narendra Modi saying: It was premeditated murder in Gujarat. It was premeditated murder [when the] Samjhota Express [was attacked],”.

‘We have done absolutely nothing that is against the rules and regulations, but there is premeditated murder going on even today in Kashmir,’ the defence minister added while confirming that Indian spy had the right to appeal against the sentence.

Asif also said Pakistan will not make any concessions for elements working against the security and the stability of the country, whether they’re operating from inside Pakistan or from outside it.

The defence minister further said that the government was in a position to deal with such elements “with an iron fist”.

‘We will defend our homeland at all costs,’ he affirmed.

Tension between Pakistan and India flared up once again on April 10, after military’s media wing announced awarding death sentence to RAW agent Kalbushan Jadhav.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan’s Mashkel area for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.