Ex-Afghan Minister Syed Ahmad Sadat works as Pizza Delivery Guy in Germany

Syed Ahmed Sadat, a former minister in Afghanistan, has recently been spotted on the streets of Leipzig, Germany. The photos of Syed Ahmad Sadat were put up on August 24 by Al-Jazeera Arabia on Twitter.   

First spotted by a German journalist, Syed Ahmad Sadat, dressed in orange-coloured clothes with a bag hung on his back, was delivering pizza on his bicycle in Leipzig, Germany.   

Confirmed by Syed Ahmad Sadat, Sky News Arabia said that photographs circulating on social media were his. He also told the news channel that he started working as a food delivery person for German company Liferando as he was run out of money.   

Posting images of Syed Ahmad Sadat on August 21, the journalist captioned, “A few days ago, I met a man who claimed to have been the Afghan communications minister for two years ago. I asked what he was doing in Leipzig. He told me that he was driving out of Essen for Lieferando.”   

Liefernando provides food delivery services across Germany.   

As per Sadat’s statements shared with Sky News, his story will serve as a “catalyst” to change the way high-ranking people live their lives in Asia and the Arab world. “Once surrounded by security personnel, I am now delivering pizza on a bicycle,” Sadat was quoted as saying.   

The double master’s degree holder in communications and electronic engineering from Oxford University worked for 23 years in the same field. Before joining Ashraf Ghani’s cabinet as the communications and technology minister, he served over 20 companies in 13 countries, including Saudi Arabia, for Aramco and the Saudi Telecom Company. During his two-decade-long career, Sadat had been recruited as technical advisor to Afghanistan’s communication and information technology ministry from 2005 to 2013. He also worked as CEO of Ariana Telecom in London from 2016 until 2017.   

In 2018, although Sadat joined the Afghanistan administration. He put his resignation in 2020 because of several conflicts with him. After his resignation, Sadat consequently left Afghanistan and moved to Germany in December.   

The Afghanistan government collapsed on August 15 with the Taliban’s seizure in the capital city of Kabul, and President Ghani fleed the next day.   

Reacting to the recent events of Afghanistan, Sadat told the news channel, “I never expected the civilian government to fall so quickly.”  

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