LAHORE - Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published a new book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi titled Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut. The book focuses on Faizs activities and routine in Beirut during his stay there as expatriate and in this way brings new aspects of Faiz Ahmad Faizs life in light for the first time. Commenting on the book, PAL chairman Fakhar Zaman said that the book was published on the instructions of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari regarding the celebration of 2011 as the year of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He said PAL had organised a series of nationwide seminar on Faiz. He said first programme of this series held at PALs main office in Islamabad, however all four provincial offices of PAL also organised such events. He further said that Tasleem Elahi Zulfi had brought in to light those four years of Faiz life about which not much was written. Tasleem had written his memories about his meetings with Faiz in Beirut, he added.