ISI Chief Lt General Faiz Hamid arrived Kabul on Saturday to discuss matters pertaining to security and economic trade ties with the incoming Taliban-led government in Afghanistan.
“General Faiz is the highest-ranking foreign official to reach Kabul on invitation of the Taliban Shura,” wrote journalist Kamran Khan as he shared the news on Twitter.
It was not however clarified by the Pakistan officials if the DG ISI went to Afghanistan on Taliban’s invitation. General Faiz was quoted as saying by a foreign journalist that he was in Kabul to meet Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Al Jazeera has reported that the United States is unlikely to directly fund a new Taliban-led government, though it is expected to finance humanitarian work in Afghanistan via the United Nations. A high-level meeting in this regard has been scheduled in Geneva on September 13.
The Taliban have not yet to formed a government, though reports suggest that an announcement in this regard is imminent. Fighting continued between the Taliban and resistance fighters in Panjshir Valley north of Kabul, raising fears of more civilians being displaced.