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Facts about Pakistan’s national flag!

The national flag of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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:

β–ͺ︎ The green color represents Islam and Musliam majority in Pakistan.

β–ͺ︎ The white color represents the religious minorities as a gesture of respect and regard

β–ͺ︎ The flag of Pakistan represents the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and diverse minorities as well as unity and fraternity.

β–ͺ︎ The five rayed star symbolizes light and knowledge

β–ͺ︎ The crescent moon indicates the progress

β–ͺ︎ 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

β–ͺ︎ 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

β–ͺ︎ 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)

β–ͺ︎ 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.

β–ͺ︎ The flag is also flown on Pakistan Day and Independence Day

β–  Some protocols that are observed while hoisting the national flag of Pakistan:

β–ͺ︎ Must never touch the ground
β–ͺ︎ It must be raised at dawn and lowered at dusk
β–ͺ︎ Must be tied to the left when hoisted
β–ͺ︎ The star and crescent should always towards right while hoisting
β–ͺ︎ There should be no marks on it
β–ͺ︎ All uniformed personnel are instructed to salute whemever the national flag is raised
β–ͺ︎ It must never be set on fire on trampled upon
β–ͺ︎ If displayed horizontally, the white bar must always be at the left
β–ͺ︎ If displayed vertically, the white bar should always be at the top
β–ͺ︎ When flown at night, it must always be illuminated

β–  The world records:

β–ͺ︎ The largest flag of Pakistan was constructed by Nawab Siraj Raisani, who set a world record for it on August 14 of last year.

β–ͺ︎ Mastung to Quetta was the length of Pakistan’s largest flag.

β–ͺ︎ At the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore in February 2014, Pakistan also set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human flag.

β–  Some other facts:

β–ͺ︎ Never should the Pakistani flag be taken down or buried in a grave.

β–ͺ︎ Detach the flag and keep it above the grave when burying a Shaheed and lowering a casket with a flag on it.

β–ͺ︎ The Pakistani flag is flown at the same level as other nations’ flags at the United Nations.

β–ͺ︎ It must be permitted to fly freely and tied from the left side of the mast at all times.

β–ͺ︎ The Pakistani flag is held in such high regard and honour that it should never touch or fall to the ground.