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ISI chief's unannounced Kabul visit sparks controversy

ISI chiefs unannounced Kabul visit sparks controversy

New Delhi: The chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Faiz Hameed's unannounced visit to Kabul to meet Taliban leaders, have raised questions about Pakistan's interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.

According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, Hameed participated in talks about the recent changes, ranging from the Taliban takeover to the rebuilding activities at Kabul's airport.

Hameed will also meet with Pakistan's ambassador in Kabul to discuss the issue of foreign and Afghan nationals seeking transit through Pakistan, the Express Tribune newspaper report said.

However, officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that no country will be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, Khaama News reported. The officials have named the US and Pakistan in particular, but have acknowledged that no country of the world will be given the opportunity to meddle in Afghanistan's affairs.

People have reacted to the visit of both officials and said that their visit before the announcement of any government is vivid interference in Afghanistan's affairs.

Earlier, Sohail Shaheen, a member of the Taliban's political office based in Doha, had reacted to the US's officials' statements and had added that the country should not interfere in Afghanistan's affairs. Shaheen had added that they are not violating women's rights of education and work as for as they observe Islamic hijab.

However, the Pakistani government has not commented on the purpose of Hameed's visit to Afghanistan.

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