PESHAWAR – Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA), the second caliph of Islam, is being observed today (Monday) across the country with religious sanctity.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced a public holiday on the occasion and all of the educational institutes and the public offices have been closed.

Public meetings and seminars are also being organized to highlight the different aspects of life of the second Khalifa-e-Rashid including his services for Islam.

The achievements and personality of the second caliph who established a truly welfare Islamic state are also being discussed in these programs.

Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA), the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history had embraced martyrdom on 1st Muharram 23 AH.