A former Afghan minister now works as a pizza delivery person in Germany. Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat, who served as Afghanistan’s communications and technology minister, is currently located in Leipzig, Germany, where he landed in December last year after escaping Afghanistan, according to Al-Jazeera Arabia.
Sadat joined Ashraf Ghani’s government in 2018, but resigned in 2020 due to differences with him. After that, he fled Afghanistan and settled in Germany.
According to Sky News, Sadat confirmed that these are his photos. He began working as a food delivery worker for the German company Livrando after his money ran out, according to Sky News.
Sadat was a technical advisor to Afghanistan’s communication and information technology ministry from 2005 until 2013, a job he held for over two decades. He was the CEO of Ariana Telecom in London from 2016 until 2017.
When the Taliban captured Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city, on August 15, they gained complete control of the country. The following day, Ghani, the president at the time, left the country. He’s thought to be in the United Arab Emirates right now.
Syed Ahmad Sadat told Sky News that he never expected Afghanistan’s civilian administration to fall so quickly in the wake of recent events.
He also told the news channel that his story will serve as a “catalyst” for influencing the behavior of high-ranking officials in Asia and the Arab world. Sadat, who was formerly surrounded by security agents, now rides his bicycle to deliver pizza.
Sadat earned two master’s degrees in communications and electronic engineering from Oxford University. He spent 23 years in the communications field for Aramco and the Saudi Telecom Company, working for more than 20 businesses in 13 countries, including Saudi Arabia.