Berlin- In a shocking turn of events, a former Afghan minister is currently employed as a pizza deliveryman in Germany, where he took refuge in Leipzig.
Once the Afghan acting telecom and IT minister and a deputy minister of technology, Syed Ahmad Shah Saadat revealed the matter on his Facebook account.
Also, he was recently clicked on the streets of Germany.
His photos, including one showing him riding a bike while carrying a backpack, have been doing rounds on social media after a local journalist shot those.
Sadaat had joined the cabinet of now-exiled president Ashrah Ghani in 2018. He stepped down and moved to Germany in December last year, reports The Independent.
According to Sky News, Sadaat took a job as a food delivery professional for German company Livrando after his money ran out.
He told the channel that his story will serve as a "catalyst" to change the way high-ranking people live their lives in Asia and the Arab world.
The former Afghan minister has two master's degrees in communications and electronic engineering from Oxford University.
He worked for over 20 years in the field of communications with more than 20 companies, across 13 countries, including Saudi Arabia, for Aramco and the Saudi Telecom Company.
He also served as CEO of Ariana Telecom in London from 2016 until 2017. He worked as a technical advisor to Afghanistan's communication and information technology ministry from 2005 to 2013.
Speaking on the recent developments in Afghanistan, Sadat told Sky News he never expected the civilian government to fall so quickly.
The Facebook post
Apparently with a heavy heart, Sadaat on Wednesday wrote: “Despite two masters, one degree and twenty years of work experience, I don't understand the German language. In my career, I didn't have the opportunity to work in Germany.
“God created man to work and worship so we must work to move life forward. I didn't like taking social open money so I can register myself with him and he says I will buy. So have to work,” he added.
Citing media reports covering his struggle in Germany, the former minister mentioned: “I think it would be a shame for Afghans that an old minister is working but it would be a shame to take social money.”
Tanking God (Allah), Sadaat claimed that he was not ashamed of his job and “does not feel less and work is worship”.
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