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Encyclopedia > Flag of Pakistan
Flag of Pakistan
Flag of Pakistan
Name Sabz Hilali Parcham and Parcham-e-Sitara aw Hilal
Use State and war flag.
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 11 August 1947
Design Dark Green with a vertical white stripe

The national flag of Pakistan was designed by Syed Amir-ud-Din Kedwai based on the 1906 flag of the All-India Muslim League. It was adopted on August 11, 1947, three days before independence of the country. The flag is commonly known as Sabz Hilali Parcham (lit. Green Flag with the Crescent) and Parcham-e-Sitara aw Hilal (lit. The Flag of the Crescent and Star). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an incomplete list of names used for specific flags, either as officially designated titles or traditional nicknames. ... The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings, and is hence a form of jargon. ... The flags of the U.S. states exhibit a wide variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as widely different styles and design principles. ... A war flag (or military flag) is a variant of a national flag for use by the nations military forces on land. ... It has been suggested that the section intro from the article Civil flag be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links FIAV_011000. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leafy green fountain in Wattens, Austria. ... White is the combination of all the colors of the visible light spectrum. ... Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the Great Leader of the Muslim League The All India Muslim League was a political party in British India was the driving force behind the creation of a Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Symbolism

The flag comprises a dark green field (representing Muslim majority of the country) with a vertical white stripe in the hoist (left side) (representing non-Muslim minorities). In the centre, and a white five-pointed star (light and knowledge). There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sizes and use of the flag

Size of flag

  • For ceremonial occasions. 21' x 14', 18' x 12', 10' x 6-2/3' or 9' x 6 1/4.
  • For use over buildings. 6' x 4' or 3' x 2'.
  • For cars 12" x 8".
  • For tables 10 1/4" x 8 1/4".

Occasions on which the flag is flown

Pakistan Resolution was passed by the All India Muslim League on March 24, 1940 in Lahore. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fatima Jinnah (or Fatimah/Fatimah Pakistan Ke) (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح) was the sister of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and an active political figure in movement for independnence from the British Raj. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877-April 21, 1938) was an important Indian Muslim poet from the colonial era, a philosopher and thinker of Kashmiri origin. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah (referred to in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam, or Great Leader, which is a legally defined title) (December 25, 1876 - September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim nationalist, who led the movement demanding a separate homeland for Muslims in... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Days when flags are at half-mast

Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877-April 21, 1938) was an important Indian Muslim poet from the colonial era, a philosopher and thinker of Kashmiri origin. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fatima Jinnah (or Fatimah/Fatimah Pakistan Ke) (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح) was the sister of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and an active political figure in movement for independnence from the British Raj. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday and the summer of 1967 was known as The Summer of Peace and Love (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah (referred to in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam, or Great Leader, which is a legally defined title) (December 25, 1876 - September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim nationalist, who led the movement demanding a separate homeland for Muslims in... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liaquat Ali Khan Liaquat Ali Khan Nawabzaada Khan Liaquat Ali Khan (October 1, 1896 – October 16, 1951) was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Official residences

The Pakistan Flag is flown on the official residences of the following public officials:

Note: The national flag is flown on the residence of the President and the Prime Minister alongside the Presidential standard and the Prime Ministerial standard. The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. ... Head of state or Chief of state is the generic term for the individual or collective office that serves as the chief public representative of a monarchic or republican nation-state, federation, commonwealth or any other political state. ... The Prime Minister of Pakistan (Urdu: وزیر اعظم Wazir-e- Azam) is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... The Head of Government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. ... The Senate of Pakistan is the upper House of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... The National Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... Currently, Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces, two territories, and also portions of Kashmir that are administered by the Pakistani government. ... Provincial has several meanings and may refer to: Provincial examinations: Bi-annual province-wide examinations for students between the grades of 10 to 12 in the province of British Columbia Anything related to a province, a formal geographical division; Anything related to the provinces, the parts of a country outside... A mayor (Latin maīor better) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ...


Vehicles carrying public officials

The flag is also flown on vehicles carrying the following:

The President of Pakistan (Urdū: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. ... The Prime Minister of Pakistan (Urdu: وزیر اعظم Wazir-e- Azam) is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. ...

External links

  • Official display and dimensions information at Government of Pakistan website
  • Pakistan Flag at Flags of the World website

Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان)The Constitution of Pakistan provides for a Federal Parliamentary System of government, with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Prime Minister as the chief executive. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4967 words)
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, is home to the second most populous city in the world, and is the second most populous Muslim country.
Pakistan was formed on 14 August 1947 with two Muslim-majority wings in the eastern and northwestern regions of South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India, and comprising the provinces of Balochistan, East Bengal, the North-West Frontier Province, West Punjab and Sindh.
Pakistan is a federal republic with Islam as the state religion.
Pakistan: Presidential Flag (1012 words)
If I understand correctly, according Armand du Payrat, the presidential flag of Pakistan is solid green with emblem in gold in the center I have a photo posted by J.L. Cepero, and I believe that he is right in the gold color.
Flag of the President, with the crescent and star facing the hoist, as with all flags, other than the national flag, the crescent and star faces the canton.
The presidential flag was solid green with a device [a star and crescent surrounded by olive branches with the name Pakistan at the bottom] centered in gold.
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