General Faiz Hameed, the former director general of Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and the current commander of the Pakistan Army Corps in Peshawar, has arrived in Kabul, according to a number of international media.

General Faiz Hameed “has arrived to the Kabul Serena hotel lobby”, according to Al Jazeera’s Middle East and South Asia reporter Sadaf Chaudhry, who tweeted on Monday, 16th May.

A number of Indian media sources have confirmed General Faiz’s visit to Kabul and stated that Pakistan and the Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistani Taliban) are initiating peace negotiations.

General Faiz Hameed, according to News 18, has arrived in Kabul following the start of peace talks between the Pakistani Taliban and the Pakistani government.

According to Pakistani military sources, Pakistani Taliban and security officers have been staying at the Serena Hotel in Kabul since Wednesday.

General Faiz Hameed’s arrival to Kabul has yet to be confirmed by the Taliban.

This is General Faiz Hameed’s second visit to Afghanistan since the Taliban took control on August 15, last year. On September 5 of last year, he came to Kabul at the Taliban’s official invitation.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).