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DG ISI FAIZ HAMEED HOLDS MEETING WITH TALIBAN IN KABUL: SOURCES

KABUL: Director General (DG) Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed on Saturday led a delegation to Kabul to hold talks with Taliban leadership, ARY NEWS reported quoting sources.

According to sources privy to the development, DG ISI Faiz Hameed is leading a delegation of senior Pakistan officials and had reached Kabul to hold talks with the new administration in the Afghan capital.

“Issues relating to Pak-Afghan security, economy, and other matters will be taken up with the Taliban leadership during the visit,” they said.

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed also met Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan and other officials during his visit to Kabul.

According to sources, during a meeting with the Taliban delegation, the two sides would discuss travel procedures along the Pak-Afghan border and requests regarding the evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan by various countries.

“They will devise a procedure for the evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, besides also discussing mechanism regarding daily transit of travelers from the Pak-Afghan border,” they said.

The sources further shared that security issues would also come up during the meeting and a joint mechanism would be devised to stop elements that could take advantage of the ongoing situation and disturb the peace on both sides of the border.

Earlier in the day, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and said that Pakistan will continue to work for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He added that Pakistan will support the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan had cautioned Dominic Raab against the role of ‘spoilers’, both inside and outside Afghanistan, which could destabilise the situation.

Recalling his telephonic conversation with his British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the premier had shared Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. He underlined the importance of a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and regional stability.

Courtesy: ARY NEWS

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