August 14, 2022 marks the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan.
Here I provide some information on Pakistan’s stunning flag for individuals who are interested in learning more about this incredible flag:
▪︎ The green color represents Islam and Musliam majority in Pakistan.
▪︎ The white color represents the religious minorities as a gesture of respect and regard
▪︎ The flag of Pakistan represents the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and diverse minorities as well as unity and fraternity.
▪︎ The five rayed star symbolizes light and knowledge
▪︎ The crescent moon indicates the progress
▪︎ Syed Amir uddin Kedwaii designed the Pakistan’s national flag, which was modelled after the original flag of the All India Muslim League, the first Muslim political party
▪︎ The flag was subsequently approved by the constituent assembly on August 11, 1947, three days before Pakistan was founded. To represent minorities in the area, a white stripe was added to the flag
▪︎ Pakistan’s national anthem uses the Urdu phrase Parcham-e-Sitra-o-Hill to allude to the flag (lit. Flag of the Crescent and Star)
▪︎ The national flag is flown at half-mast on the death anniversaries of the Founder and first Governor General of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, the South Asian Muslim writer, philosopher, and a politician, and Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan.
▪︎ The flag is also flown on Pakistan Day and Independence Day
■ Some protocols that are observed while hoisting the national flag of Pakistan:
▪︎ Must never touch the ground
▪︎ It must be raised at dawn and lowered at dusk
▪︎ Must be tied to the left when hoisted
▪︎ The star and crescent should always towards right while hoisting
▪︎ There should be no marks on it
▪︎ All uniformed personnel are instructed to salute whemever the national flag is raised
▪︎ It must never be set on fire on trampled upon
▪︎ If displayed horizontally, the white bar must always be at the left
▪︎ If displayed vertically, the white bar should always be at the top
▪︎ When flown at night, it must always be illuminated
■ The world records:
▪︎ The largest flag of Pakistan was constructed by Nawab Siraj Raisani, who set a world record for it on August 14 of last year.
▪︎ Mastung to Quetta was the length of Pakistan’s largest flag.
▪︎ At the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore in February 2014, Pakistan also set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human flag.
■ Some other facts:
▪︎ Never should the Pakistani flag be taken down or buried in a grave.
▪︎ Detach the flag and keep it above the grave when burying a Shaheed and lowering a casket with a flag on it.
▪︎ The Pakistani flag is flown at the same level as other nations’ flags at the United Nations.
▪︎ It must be permitted to fly freely and tied from the left side of the mast at all times.
▪︎ The Pakistani flag is held in such high regard and honour that it should never touch or fall to the ground.