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By: Abdul Samad Khan

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Humankind, with numerous discoveries from the core of the earth to the expanse of the skies, is at the pinnacle of material development today. Yet, despite frequent discoveries, he is unable to fully discover his own self. This is exactly what has made the human progress complicated.

“Markhor: In Search of the Unseen” is a story of self-discovery and self-identification. This short and light read has the power of bringing tremendous change in one’s life.

ISBN (Digital)
ISBN (Hard copy) 978-969-696-621-0
Total Pages 0
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 0
Genre Literary/Creative Fiction
Published By Daastan
Published On 14 Apr 2022
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Abdul Samad Khan

Abdul Samad Khan

Abdul Samad Khan is the founder and CEO of Youth Impact. A cancer survivor, Khan has dedicated his second life to helping young people discover and maximize their potential. Co-founder of adventure-based corporate leadership training in Pakistan and also founded ‘Markhor’ - Pakistan’s 1st wilderness based youth leadership conference held annually. He has conducted trainings in the mountains, oceans, deserts and snows across the five continents. ASK is also a contributing author in ‘Adventure Programming and Travel for 21st Century’ a textbook on outdoor leadership trainings published in the USA. Currently, he is heading Youth Impact Pakistan – a not for profit organization that aims to initiate and sustain a positive social change through youth leadership development. Youth Impact has trained more than 25,000 youth in 8 years and has won multiple awards in the arena of youth development. Being an adventure enthusiast, ASK has graduated from National Outdoor Leadership School, USA. He is also certified in ‘Train the Trainer’ from American Management Association, Chicago. ASK holds multiple Leadership Fellowship including Stanford University’s ‘Executive Program for Not-for-profit Leaders, International Visitors Leadership Program by US State Department, Executive Endeavor Award by Australian Government, South East Asia Leadership Academy and many more. In the last two decades, Samad has trained business and government leaders from the leading Pakistani and MNCs including Toyota Indus Motors, Telenor, Bayer, Pepsi, PTC, Shell, Nestle, HBL, HEC. Connect:


May 12, 2023

Markhor is a story of three university friends who belong from different countries but they study together in university Who decide to do their project on Markhor. One day they leave for Pakistan from where the actual journey and adventurous fun begins. The journey of Deniz, Christian and hafsa.
The story is set in the beautiful mountains of Pakistan. We see so many glimpses of chitral. The book definitely takes you on a journey of chitral and different places and traditions and people of chitral. The lifestyle, the history and h
ow people of chitral live their lives etc. And as a tourist how to do prepare yourselves for the survival.
The book is well written in an understandable language and some desi touch too which makes it more relatable. The whole has been divided into several chapters each containing different title that reflects the theme and idea of the chapter. Another amazing thing I found in this book was the addition of urdu poetry with English translations at the start of each chapter which was connected with each chapter. This addition of poetry makes this book different and beautiful in so many ways.
The ending was unexpected but loved it. I highly recommend this book to all readers who loves Adventurous stories and who loves ambiguous endings. Dig into Markhor (in the search of unseen) to find out if the unseen Markhor was seen or unseen? In both cases the qualities of a Markhor was present everywhere in this book.
Through this book readers will learn the importance of resilience, adaptability, resourcefulness and most importantly, the essence of the survival instinct to be a Markhor.
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