BSA to keep terrorists at bay: Sherzai
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Mohammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai has warned if the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is not signed and foreign troops leave, Afghanistan will once again emerge as a terrorist sanctuary.
“Afghanistan will turn into a terrorist safe haven again if foreign forces leave the country,” Sherzai said, insisting that the security pact with the US was in the supreme national interest.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said: “Let me tell America Afghans want your presence here. I view the international community’s presence in the country as a source of peace, stability and development.”
An ex-governor expressed optimism the incumbent government headed by President Hamid Karzai would sign the vital pact. “Mr. President (Karzai), the entire nation feels the BSA is in Afghanistan’s interest; the consultative Loya Jirga favours the deal and intellectuals and politicians want it signed promptly.”
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