PESHAWAR Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Sardar Hussain Babak asked teacher community to avoid wasting the precious time of students by holding strikes and staging protests for their own selfish ends.Provincial Minister said teachers’ esteemed status depended upon their hard work and honesty. It is up to them whether to make something useful out of his students or throw him to dogs, Babak added.This he said while addressing as chief guest at parents day held at Govt Higher Secondary School No. 1 Peshawar City on Tuesday. Directress Education Syeda Sarwat Jehan, Principal of the school, Raj Muhammad, Vice Principal Muhammad Alamgir, President Officers Association Haji Nisar Khan, Acting EDO Education Peshawar, Iftikhar Ahmad, teachers, parents and students also attended the function on this occasion. Addressing the gathering Sardar Babak said that World Teachers Day would be observed on Wednesday the world-over and the entire world community would pay respect to teachers adding that we also hold the teacher in high esteem. He said that where there lied a great deal of responsibility upon the shoulders of teachers for giving quality education to their students, there the parents were also equally responsible for taking care of their children.Sardar Babak on this occasion, appealed teachers , parents as well as students to play their active role for promotion of education in the society as presently we were facing very serious challenges that include; terrorism and extremism etc. He said these challenges have put at stake our existence and the education was the only weapon with which we could frustrate the evil designs of these elements. He said that religious extremists were destroying schools, mosques and the innocent human-being in the name of Islam. He told the teachers to stop wasting precious time of the students for pressing their personal demands. He said the government would solve all their problems without letting them to hold protest demonstrations.The Minister on this occasion appreciated the outstanding performance of Govt High School Akhunabad Peshawar adding that he salute to the teachers who enabled their students to get outstanding position. He also appreciated the role of educationist Raj Muhammad saying that he wanted all principals of schools of the entire province to follow his footsteps.The minister also deliberated upon the steps of his government for promotion of education in the province.Later the Education Minister distributed awards among the outstanding students of the school.F.P. Report.