Amid heavy fighting that is underway in Panjshir valley, Pakistan intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has arrived in Kabul leading a delegation of Pakistani officials on Saturday.
Hameed's arrival also comes ahead of the announcement of a new government formation by the Taliban next week. ANI quoted Pakistan journalist Hamza Azhar Salam as saying that Hameed is visiting Afghanistan at the invitation of the Taliban to discuss the future of the two countries.
The Taliban leadership had its headquarters in Pakistan and were often said to be in direct contact with the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency.
Although Pakistan routinely denied giving the Taliban military aid, the accusation was often made by the Afghan government and Washington.
Pakistan and its notorious intelligence agency have been accused of supporting the Taliban in taking over Afghanistan.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Friday said that Pakistan has "supported and nurtured" the Taliban that replaced the elected government.
Speaking to a group of reporters in Washington, Shringla said, "Pakistan is a neighbour of Afghanistan, they have supported and nurtured the Taliban. There are various elements that are supported by Pakistan -- so its role has to be seen in that context."