Flag of Pakistan
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islam-i Jamhuriya-e Pakistan
Pakistan's Flag was officially adopted on 14 August 1947 the date of independence of Pakistan from the British when India was divided into two countries. coat of arms adopted 23 March 1956.
The Pakistan Flag was designed by Ameer-ud-din Khidwai. The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in colour with a white bar, a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star. The significance of the colour and symbols used in the Pakistan Flag is as follows:
The white and dark green field represents minorities & Muslim majority,
The crescent on the flag represents progress.
The five-rayed star represents light and knowledge.
Pakistani's are proud of the flag and display it everywhere. On 14th August The independence day you can nearly see a Flag on every single Pakistani house, Car & Motorcycle. All public places are decorated with numerous Flags.
Some facts about the Pakistani flag
It was designed and adapted on 11th August 1947
The green color is dark green also known as Pakistan Green The Color code of green is "#006600"
At UN Pakistan flag flies at same level as other no other flag is higher except the flag of UN itself.
National flag must be tied higher the the provincial or other flags in the country
- When tied to a mast, it must be tied only at the left (at the beginning of the white bar) and left to fly freely without any obstruction.
- The Pak flag must not touch the ground, shoes or feet or anything unclean.
- Flag is lowered during night.
- Flag is brought down at dusk and raised at dawn
- Pak flag must not be marked with anything (including words or pictures).
- When raising: (i) must be saluted to by all uniformed personnel, (ii) others must stand in attention.
- Must not fly or be displayed upside down or with the crescent and star facing left.
- Must not be displayed anywhere where it is likely to get dirty.
- Must not be set on fire or trampled upon.
- Must not be buried or lowered into a grave (when burying a flag-bearing casket, the National Flag must be detached from the casket and held above the grave as the casket is lowered or removed from the casket before burial).
How to construct the proper Pakistani flag
Official sizes of Pakistani flags are :-
For ceremonial occasions. 21' × 14' or 18' × 12' or 10' × 6' or 9' × 6¼'.
For erecting over the buildings. 6' × 4' or 3' × 2'.
For cars 24" × 16".
For tables 10¼" × 8¼".
To draw the flag make a box measuring for example 10.25 x 8.25 piece of paper approximately A4 size take 1/4th part of it on the left and paint rest as green
Now draw the crescent and moon as shown in the figure blow make sure that one corner of star is exactly pointing to top right corner of the flag and the center point of the circle of the moon is exactly the center of the green part of the flag
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