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.
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.
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…