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PAL commemorates Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has organized a series of nationwide seminars for Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 2011 celebrations on President Asif Ali Zardari’s special instructions. The first programme of the series was held at PAL’s main office in Islamabad, all four provincial offices of PAL organized such events.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a briefing said that PAL has published a special book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi titled “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut”. This book focuses on Faiz’s activities and routine in Beirut during his stay there as expatriate and in this way brings in light new aspects of Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s life for the first time.
Special issues of Quarterly “Adbiyat” and an introductory book on Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s life and work under the series of “Makers of Pakistani Literature” have also been published by PAL. PAL has plans to publish more books on Faiz in the coming months. A major activity of PAL related to Faiz’s year is an international conference on him, for which primary arrangements have been completed.

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