Dear Sister Helen,
Dr Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is an award winning journalist, scholar, TV anchor and scientist. He is a very controversial figure in Pakistan for his ultra-modern views on Islam and he cares little for religion.
IMHO, he is doing well with his work against militancy and as a pacifist.
Born July 11, 1950 (1950-07-11) (age 59)
Residence Islamabad, Pakistan
Fields Nuclear Physics
Institutions Quaid-e-Azam University
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for His work on the Parton distribution functions, Field theory (mathematics)
Field Theory (Physics)
Phenomenology (particle physics)
Notable awards UNESCO Kalinga Prize (2003)
Fulbright Award (1998-99)
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Award (1990)
Abdus Salam Award for Mathematics (1984)
Baker Award for Electronics (1968)
Dr. Prof. Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy (Urdu: پرویز ہودبھائی) (born 11 July 1950) is a well-known Pakistani nuclear physicist and political-defence analyst. He is the Professor of High Energy Physics, and the head of the Physics Department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He graduated and also received PhD from MIT and continues to do research in Particle physics. He received the Baker Award for Electronics in 1968, and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics in 1984. He has authored various scientific research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Hoodbhoy 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 Mashal, a non-profit organization which 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. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is a strong supporter for 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.