Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University
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|Motto||رَبِّ زدْنيِ عِلْماً|
Motto in English
|O' God, Increase my Knowledge|
|Chancellor||Governor of Balochistan|
|Location||Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan|
200 acres (0.81 km2)
|Colours||Blue, Amber, White|
It was inaugurated on March 18, 2004 and Masters programs were started by May 2004. The Bachelor of Science program for sciences was started in 2005. The first university class has graduated, and the first convocation was held in the middle of year 2006. The university campus area is about 40 acres (160,000 m2), including a hostel facility and a library.
Women education occupies great significance for the development of our society, because women are 51 percent of our population; they cannot be ignored in the development of the country. This was stated by Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi while addressing 5th convocation of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University. He said he was personally supportive of women education.
As part of the June 2013 Quetta Attacks carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a bus carrying students from the university was attacked with an explosive device. The resulting explosion killed 14 women and injured 19 others. It is believed that the intended targets of the bus bombing were Shia from the Hazara ethnic minority, who have been the targets of previous sectarian attacks in Balochistan. However, due to an earlier change of route, the bus carried a more ethnically mixed group and has been described as "the wrong target" of the perpetrators.
- "Pakistan mourns after deadly Quetta blasts". Al Jazeera English. 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
- http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21579886-no-honeymoon-nawaz-sharif-pakistans-terrorists-cruel-beyond-belief Balochistan: Cruel beyond belief