The main agenda of Corps Commanders meeting, held on Thursday, was deliberations on Rex Tillerson’s visit to Islamabad. After the meeting, ISPR statement was, “Forum took a review of geo-strategic security environment with special focus on recent interactions with Afghanistan and US authorities… the forum concluded that security apparatus should continue to perform its role in line with national interest.”

In recent times, Islamabad has concluded meetings with representatives of the US and Afghanistan over strategy to eliminate terrorism. As a result, the developments that took place informs one that a consensus has been reached among the parties on how to counter terrorism.

In a shift from an earlier strategy, Trump administration is sharing information with Pakistani security forces. This will help both sides in winning the war on terror. The higher echelons of the military have welcomed it. And it has already worked in the case of recovery of the Canadian-US couple from the terrorists.

Pakistan has done more than its share of responsibility in the U.S launched 'war on terror.' Islamabad is willing to do more to ensure a stable and secure region. In the past, Pakistan has assured many a time to the Afghans and the U.S that it will go to any lengths for a stable Afghanistan, because means a peaceful region.

However, what the U.S needs to understand is that as a sovereign state, Pakistan also has its national interests. Like the U.S or any other nation in the world, Islamabad also reserves the right to protect its interests.

While accepting the demands of USA to do more against terrorists, Pakistan will not compromise on its national interests is what the press release intends to tell the world. The question whether Pakistan will act against those who Trump’s administration considers a threat to regional and global peace, actions of Pakistani security forces in future will answer it.