The state flag of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was officially approved on August 14, 1947.
Description and proportions of the flag of Pakistan
The flag of Pakistan has the shape of a rectangle, the sides of which are relative to each other in a 3: 2 ratio. The main field of the flag of Pakistan is dark green, which is usually present on all state flags of Muslim states. A wide white stripe runs along the pole, the area of which is equal to a quarter of the area of the entire panel.
In the center of the green part of the national flag of Pakistan, another symbol of Islam is applied - a crescent moon covering a five-pointed star. They are depicted in white and are also included on the emblem of the state..
The emblem of Pakistan was adopted in 1954 and is executed in green. This is an unshakable tradition and a tribute to the Islamic religion. In the center of Pakistan's emblem is a shield that depicts the main agricultural crops cultivated in the country. These are cotton, wheat, jute and tea. The wreath surrounding the shield reminds of Pakistani history, and the ribbon at the base of the coat of arms has the country's motto inscribed on it. It is in Arabic script and means «Faith. Unity. Discipline».
The green color on the Pakistani flag also symbolizes the overwhelming majority of the country's Muslims. The white field is a tribute to representatives of other religions. The white crescent moon on the green field of the flag is for Pakistanis the personification of progress and the desire to move forward, and the star, as conceived by the creators of the Pakistan flag, brings light and knowledge.
History of the flag of Pakistan
The national flag of Pakistan was adopted on August 14, 1947. It was then that British India was divided, and the Muslim League made great efforts to ensure that a new sovereign state appeared on the world map - the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Residents of the country have repeatedly demonstrated their patriotism and deep respect for state symbols. In October 2012, they held a grand ceremony and formed the largest in history «alive» country flag. 24,200 people gathered at the stadium in Lahore and broke the record previously set by the residents of Hong Kong. Their achievement was included in the Guinness Book, and the authorities of the country emphasized that this record rightfully belongs to every citizen of Pakistan..