BARA, 06 October: Khyber Agency’s Political Agent Khalid Mehmood has said that education is the only route towards development and prosperity.

This he said while addressing a gathering held at the Government Kohi Sher Haider Kalay in connection with World Teachers’ Day here on Friday under the banner of Governor’s Special Development Program.

Large number of teachers and students of government and private schools, agency education officer Sher Zaman and tribal elders also participated in the gathering.

The agency’s top administrator said that the Bara subdivision has passed through a very difficult phase, adding only educated nation can overcome crises and instability.

He added that teachers have a catalyst role in the development and transformation of societies as nobody can progress without quality education.

The political agent distributed awards among 40 teachers including 15 female teachers for showing outstanding performances.

The teachers who received awards welcomed the local administration and vowed to further improve their teaching skills in future.