Germany: Syed Ahmad Sadat, Afghanistan’s former communication and technology minister, was seen working as a pizza delivery person in Germany. Photos of Syed, tweeted by Al-Jazeera Arabia, are zealously going viral on the internet.
Syed quit his job in 2020 and went to Germany, and now he lives in Leipzig. Syed studied at Oxford University, holds two master’s degrees in communications and electronic engineering. He joined the Ashraf Ghani cabinet in 2018 but resigned in 2020 due to differences with him, because of which he left Afghanistan and went to Germany.
According to Sky News, Syed started working as a food delivery professional in a German company, Livrando, after his money ran out. He further told the news channel that his story would 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, Sadat is now delivering pizza on a bicycle.
Sadat worked for 23 years, in the field of communications with more than 20 companies, in 13 countries. In his two-decade experience, Sadat served as the CEO of Ariana Telecom in London from 2016-17. He also worked as a technical advisor to Afghanistan’s communication and information technology ministry from 2005 to 2013.