Nawaz Quoted on US Payments to Top Afghan Aide

Daily Beast/Newsweek quotes South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz on the revelation that the United States paid a top aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai:

Regardless, outside experts said that an independent media organization paying the salary of a high-ranking Afghan government official presented at the very least an appearance of impropriety.

“In this particular case, because it involved Internews, this is going to hurt the credibility of other independent organizations operating in this very dangerous environment,” said Shuja Nawaz, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.