ISI-Taliban nexus: Chief Hameed Faiz meets insurgents in Kandahar exposing Pakistan's role in Afghanistan
Islamabad: A nexus between Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI and Taliban is confirmed as a picture emerged where Pakistan spy agency ISI's Chief Hameed Faiz could be seen meeting top Taliban leaders in Kandahar.
"Faiz Hameed met with Mullah Baradar and other leaders and even offered Namaz before departure of Mullah Baradar to Kabul today," sources said.
"DG ISI praying with Mullah Baradar in Kandahar today. No further proof needed about anything," the source said.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is expected to reach Kabul on Sunday for talks on the government formation, reports CNN-News 18.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political office, arrived in Kabul city on Saturday from Kandahar to hold talks on setting up a new government in Afghanistan.
The Taliban insurgents entered Kabul city and took control of Afghanistan on Sunday.
Other senior Taliban leaders who have arrived in the Afghan capital in the past few days include Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, a key member of the Haqqani network, who is proscribed by the US and has a bounty of $5 million on his head.
Haqqani met Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan and a former prime minister, a few days ago for talks on a new Taliban government.
Baradar is the senior most Taliban leader and is widely expected to become president of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
He was appointed head of the Taliban’s political office in Doha, where he oversaw the signing of the agreement that led to the US forces to withdraw and end their 20-year campaign.
Baradar, 53, is one of four men who founded the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1994.