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Salima Hashmi, artist and activist | by Mobeen_Ansari (in Seattle, LA, TX and DC July-Augu
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Salima Hashmi, artist and activist

Salima Hashmi is a Pakistani painter, artist, writer, anti-nuclear weapon activist and a professor who served for four years as the head of the National College of Arts. She is the daughter of one of Pakistan's most renowned poets, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, and the British-born Alys Faiz.

She represents the first generation of modern artists in Pakistan, who carry an artistic identity different from indigenous artists. Known for her condemning the Indian and Pakistani nuclear programs, she is among one of the few Pakistani intellectuals who condemned the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan in 1998.

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Taken on November 12, 2011