s the Taliban entered the gates of capital city Kabul, Ghani is expected to abdicate within the next few hours, Sputnik reported.
Ali Ahmad Jalali will serve as the head of the new interim government, media reports claimed even as negotiations are going on in the Afghan Presidential Palace to transfer power to the Taliban.
The Khaama Press News Agency reported that the Head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah is said to be mediating the process.
According to reports, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani will resign within hours and relinquish power to the Taliban, and Ali Ahmad Jalali, US-based academic, is reportedly tapped to head an interim Afghan administration.
Earlier, a Taliban spokesman said that the militants are ‘awaiting a peaceful transfer of Kabul city’ after they entered the capital’s outskirts. Suhail Shaheen made the comment to Qatar’s Al-Jazeera English satellite news channel.