A new blog named “Simurgh” has been launched by Mr Ghulam Amin Beg, a development activist from Gilgit-Baltistan. This is the first ‘policy discussion blog for development practitioners and activists in the mountain regions of Karakoram, Hindukush, western Himalayas, Pamirs, Tien Shan and Kunlun!’
The name is inspired from the legend of thirty birds attributed to the famous Sufi poet Farid ud Din Attar, who is said to have been a member of the “Ikhwan-al-Safa”, Brethern of Purity, of the twelfth century. The seven valleys that were crossed by the birds of Attar have been replaced by seven other valleys that the modern birds want to cross, in search of not a divine, pristine truth, but learning about the future of the mountain people.
Click on the link below to visit the blog.