Despite Pakistan’s assertion that it will defend Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity militarily, it still may not provide any troops to the Saudi-announced Islamic counterterrorism military coalition.

During a visit to Pakistan on Sunday by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would be answered by a strong response.

“Pakistan holds its defense ties with the kingdom in highest esteem, reasserting that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan,” Raheel said. […]