Inzamam-ul-Haq is in line to be appointed as chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has requested his release from his duties with Afghanistan.
The former batsman, who scored over 8,000 runs in 120 Tests for Pakistan, was made Afghanistan head coach late last year, overseeing the team's progress to the Super 10 phase of the recent World Twenty20.
After a dismal Asia Cup and World T20 campaign, Pakistan saw head coach Waqar Younis resign from his post, and the PCB is now set to approach Inzamam to offer him the chief selector role.
"Today [PCB president] Shaharyar Khan called me and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as they are keen to hire him," said Afghanistan Cricket Board chief Shafiq Stanikzai.
"Although he was in contract with us until December this year, we are patriotic people and if Pakistan needs Inzamam for their own country, we are ready to release him.
"We are looking at the contract right now with all the terms and conditions but we are not going to drag this and rather finish this on good and high note."