"There is not much worse that India can do," a Pakistani newspaper said on Tuesday as New Delhi warned Islamabad against hanging alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
"It can be argued that the peace process between the countries will take a hit, but in reality there is no peace process," The Nation said in an editorial.
"By all statements of BJP stalwarts, India wants Pakistan to be destroyed," it said. "Why should Pakistan pull any punches, when it is constantly demonized and humiliated by its violent neighbour?"
The daily, however, described as "shocking" the Pakistani military's decision to award death sentence to Jadhav, who was arrested last year in Balochistan on charges of espionage and waging war against Islamabad.
"This is a very strong message by Pakistan to India and the international community that it will not take Indian interference lightly," it said of the death sentence.