Faiz Hameed (R), the head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence alongside Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Kabul, September 4, 2021 (Naveed Siddiqui/Dawn)

The Taliban continue internal debates over the formation of a government in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s intelligence chief Faiz Hameed shows up in Kabul for discussions.

What is the relationship between Islamabad and the Taliban, amid the questions about how the latter will rule the country?

I discuss with India’s CNN 18:

It doesn’t look good when you send the head of your intelligence service to carry out a political mission.

But I would urge caution trying to whip this up. You call it Pakistani meddling. The Pakistanis will call it, and what others may be, is Pakistan trying to create stability.