Muhammad Khurram

Muhammad Khurram

The author is a former staff member of the Austrian Mission, and is currently a writer by day and a reader at night. He tweets @Ch_Khurram11 (twitter.com/Ch_Khurram11?s=03)

Why working with the Austrian Mission in Pakistan was more than just another job

A few years ago, I was distractedly skimming through a pile of newspapers when suddenly my cup of tea fell over the classifieds section. It was there that I saw a job vacancy at the Austrian Embassy in Islamabad, and my life changed for the better. Seeing the ad took me back to my childhood, when my father was transferred to Frankfurt during the 90s. At the time, I was enrolled in a German school. Surviving on the streets of Germany without knowing the German language was a difficult task, especially during the early years of German reunification. But I ...

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