Former Afghanistan Minister, Now a Food-Delivery Rider

Meet Syed Sadaat, former communications minister of Afghanistan who now works as a food-delivery rider

SYED SADAAT – Former communications minister of Afghanistan is now a food-delivery rider in Germany.

Afghanistan minister turned delivery rider
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Sadaat served as minister of communications in Afghanistan from 2016 to 2018.

The 50-year-old former executive has two master’s degrees in Information Technology and Telecommunications from the prestigious Oxford University in England.

In December 2020, he decided to leave Afghanistan.

Although he has Afghan-British dual citizenship, he chose to go to Germany.

But due to the pandemic and language barrier, Sadaat found it difficult to find a job in the communications industry.

Then, he decided to work as a delivery rider– seven days a week, six hours a day, from afternoon to 10 pm.

He is a bike rider of Lieferando, a food-delivery service in Leipzig City, Germany, and is earning 15 Euros or $ 18 (PHP900) per hour.

In 2020, he noticed that his home country’s security is deteriorating, so he left in December.

But his departure from Afghanistan seemed to be beneficial on his part after the recent take over of the Taliban on the Afghan government.

The Taliban was a militant group that ruled Afghanistan in the ‘90s. But they were ousted with the help of the U.S. forces in 2001.

The Taliban is known for operating with “harsh implementation” of Islamic laws.

Meanwhile, Sadaat is now taking German lessons in the morning and attend to his work in the afternoon.

He hopes that when he learns German he will get a job where he can use his degree and expertise.

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