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Pervez Hoodbhoy, Professor of High Energy Physics and Chairman of the Physics Department at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, is a well-known Pakistani nuclear physicist and political defense analyst. He is also a prominent environmental and social activist and regularly writes on a wide range of social, cultural and environmental issues. He is the chairman of Marshal, a non-profit organization that publishes Urdu books on women's rights, education, environmental issues, philosophy, and modern thought. He is a staunch opponent of militant Islam in Pakistan and an advocate for democracy in the country. He is a strong supporter of the peaceful use of nuclear technology, non-nuclear proliferation, and nuclear disarmament, criticizing both Pakistan's and India's nuclear weapon program in many national and international forums. He has been a faculty member at the Quaid-e-Azam University since 1973 and is the author of 65 scientific research papers. He is the author of Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality, now in 5 languages.

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