Who is Aryana Sayeed? Afghanistan's biggest female pop star escapes on US cargo jet
With a massive following of 1.3 million people on Instagram, Aryana Sayeed is a singer and one of the judges on the Afghan version of 'The Voice'
The terror around the Taliban strictures against women continues to grow, with the imminent threat of their vow to impose strict Sharia law. Amidst the chaos, Afghanistan's biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed has successfully managed to escape on a US flight out of Kabul.
Taking to her Instagram to update her 1.3 million followers about her whereabouts, Sayeed shared a picture with her husband Hasib Sayed. Sayed also later posted a Boomerang video of his wife taking a nap on the flight and writing a long caption explaining their escape from Afghanistan.
As per reports, the Taliban says that religious scholars are going to decide whether girls can go to school and women can work. They had previously said that the new regime would respect women's rights "within the framework of Islamic law".
Who is Aryana Sayeed?
With a massive following of 1.3 million people on Instagram, Aryana Sayeed is Afghanistan's biggest female pop star. A singer and judge on the Afghan version of 'The Voice', Sayeed was among the few very lucky people who managed to escape Afghanistan on a US cargo jet on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. She is married to Hasib Sayed, who is also her producer.
In a post on her Instagram, the 36-year-old said, "I am well and alive and after a couple of unforgettable nights, I have reached Doha, Qatar and am awaiting my eventual flight back home to Istanbul." Sayeed later posted another update showing that she had flown onward to Turkey. "After I get home and my mind and emotions return back to normal from a world of disbelief and shock, I have many stories to share with you," she wrote. She also added, "I had said in one of my recent interviews that I will be the “Last Soldier to leave the Motherland”… and interestingly enough, that is exactly what happened. I hope and pray as a result of the recent changes, at the very least my beautiful people will be able to start living a peaceful life without the fear of suicide bombers and explosions. 🤲🏼 My heart, my prayers and my thoughts will always be with you! My heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone of you for your well-wishes and prayers who were concerned about my presence inside Afghanistan after so many others with lesser dangers/concerns had already left. 🙏🏼🙏🏼😘😘"
Sayeed has been a prominent supporter of the Afghan Army and, before the Taliban took over Afghanistan, spoke out on many occasions in support of them.
In a Boomerang video, her husband wrote in part, "She fell asleep the moment she rested her head right after we got on the plane scheduled to fly us out of Doha, Qatar. I was just staring at her and remembering just how bravely and how fearlessly she handled the most recent, the most difficult and most dangerous moments of her life. I have a lot to write, but we have to take off soon for what will be another flight of a recent journey that at one point seemed like our final destination."