Islamabad (Staff Report): Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that all due legal process followed in Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav’s trial.

“The death sentence to Indian Yadav was followed in accordance with due process of law, ” the minister told the Senate. “We have done absolutely nothing that’s against the rules and regulations but premeditated murder is going on even today in Kashmir,” Khawaja said.

He said the law of the land was applied and the trial in question went on for three months, adding that the actions of the Indian forces in occupied-Kashmir amounted to ‘premeditated murder’.

On Monday, Yadav – who was caught from Balochistan last year and who has confessed to instigating terrorism in Pakistan – was awarded the death penalty in an unprecedented decision that immediately sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between the two hostile neighbours.