Former Afghanistan minister Sayed Sadaat.
Former Afghanistan minister Sayed Sadaat.

Believe it or not, Sayed Sadaat, who was serving as a minister in the Afghan government, is now a delivery man in Germany.

Sayed Sadaat’s story has gained prominence with the crisis situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

Sadaat, who served as the communications minister in the Afghan government for two years, left the office in 2018.

The 49-year-old former minister, who is now working as a delivery man in the eastern city of Leipzig, moved to Germany last September in search of a better opoortunity.

After being criticised in his country for taking such a job after serving as a minister, Sadaat says a job is a job.

A media report quoted Sadaat as saying that “I have nothing to feel guilty about.”

Sadaat, in his orange uniform, goes out with his bike for the food delivery service, Lieferando.

Asking other ministers in Afghanistan, who are now in trouble, to take the same path, says: “I hope other politicians also follow the same path, working with the public rather than just hiding.”

Former Afghanistan minister Sayed Sadaat.
Former Afghanistan minister Sayed Sadaat.

With degrees in IT and telecom, Sadaat hoped to find work in a related field, however, his chances were slim as the “language is the most important part”.

Sadaat also holds British citizenship.

Every day he works for six hours in the evening shift to deliver meals for Lieferando.

After the Taliban takeover, the crisis situation in Afghanistan has compelled many of the people of the country to leave home with family and friends.

It has been reported that after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the number of Afghan asylum seekers in Germany has increased since the beginning of the year, jumping by more than 130%, data from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees showed.

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