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Afghanistan’s Last Finance Minister Now an Uber Driver

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Until last summer, Khalid Payenda was Afghanistan's finance minister. The job was his way of supporting his wife and four children after he burned through his family's savings. "I feel incredibly grateful for it," said the 40-year-old. "It means I don't have to be desperate"
7 months ago·Washington, United States

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The GuardianThe Guardian

Afghanistan’s former finance minister is now Uber driver in Washington DC

Washington Post rides with Khalid Payenda, who left for the US before the fall of Kabul

7 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Hindustan TimesHindustan Times

Afghanistan's last finance minister Khalid Payenda now drives Uber in US

Khalid Payenda who co-founded Afghanistan's first private university now drives an Uber cab in Washington as all his savings have been spent. And his teaching job at Georgetown University pays $2,000 per semester.

7 months ago·New Delhi, India
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The Washington PostThe Washington Post

Afghanistan’s last finance minister, now a D.C. Uber driver, ponders what went wrong

Until last summer, Khalid Payenda was Afghanistan’s finance minister, overseeing a $6 billion budget.

7 months ago·Washington, United States
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Business InsiderBusiness Insider

Afghanistan's last finance minister who now drives for Uber said America's fight for democracy and human rights in his home country was a 'pretense'

"Maybe there were good intentions initially, but the United States probably didn't mean this," Afghanistan's former finance minister told the Washington Post.

7 months ago·United States
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Political WirePolitical Wire

Afghanistan’s Last Finance Minister Now an Uber Driver

“Until last summer, Khalid Payenda was Afghanistan’s finance minister, overseeing a $6 billion budget — the lifeblood of a government fighting for its survival in a war that had long been at the center of U.S. foreign policy,” the Washington Post reports.“Now, seven months after Kabul had fallen to the Taliban, he was at the wheel of his Honda Accord, headed north on I-95 from his home in Woodbridge, Va., toward Washington, D.C. Payenda swiped a…

7 months ago·New York, United States
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Khalid Payenda, the last Finance Minister of Afghanistan before the Taliban, drives an Uber in the USA

"I've seen a lot of ugliness and failed. I've been part of the failure"

7 months ago·Turkey
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