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Pakistan FlagHistory

Flag that unites us all

So starting from Pakistan Flag history.

Pakistans’ flag was designed by “Syed Amir-Uddin Kedwaii”.The official design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly together with a definition of the features and proportions. Leaders of the Muslim League finally adopted this flag “Of The Dominion Of Pakistan” on 11 August 1947, which is about 3 days before the Independence Day of Pakistan.

When it became the official flag, Pakistan was afterward retained by the current-day Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This flag is a greenfield with a crescent moon and a five rayed star in the center and it has a vertical white stripe at the right (hoist) side. The green color is dark green and only green its official and most consistent representation is Pakistan green, which is shaded distinctively darker.

 

In National Anthem

The flag is referred to in the national anthem as the Flag of the Crescent and Star. It is flown on several important days of the year including Republic Day, Independence Day, and Defence Day. It is often hoisted every morning at schools, offices, and government buildings to the sound of the national anthem and lowered again before sunset. A notable flag raising and the lowering ceremony is carried out each day with great pomp and enthusiasm at the Wagha Border attended by hundreds of spectators. The leadership of the Muslim League adopted the flag of the Dominion of Pakistan on 11 August 1947. The government of Pakistan has pronounced rules about the flying of the flag. It is to be displayed at full mast on 23 March of each year, marking the adoption of the Lahore Resolution in the 1940s and the Declaration of the Republic of Pakistan in 1956, and on 14 August in celebration of Independence Day, when Pakistan was carved out from British India as a home for Indian Muslims. The flag of Pakistan is also mentioned in Pakistan’s own national anthem in the third verse reading “پرچمِ ستاره و ہلال رہبرِ ترقّی و کمال” which translates to “Flag with the Star and Crescent, the leader of progress and ascent“.

Design of Pakistani Flag

With such similar flags, there is no doubt that there must be some sort of common origin. The truth is that the Pakistani flag has been inspired partly from the Turkish flag. The Pakistani flag was made by using the flag of the All-India Muslim League as a template. The reason for this being that it was the All-India Muslim League that actually formed Pakistan.

The flag of the All-India Muslim League. Notice how it’s even closer to the Turkish flag.

The flag of the Muslim League was made by taking ideas and inspiration from three different flags. These being the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The Mughal Empire was known to use several different flags during different time periods.

Some of the known flags of the Mughal Empire. Note the last flag and how close it is to the Turkish flag as well. This is the flag used by the Mughal in their later years. This flag is one that was captured in 1857, the very last days of the Mughal Empire and Emperors.

The Mughal flags greatly vary in design but one common feature is the green color. Similar to the flag of the Delhi Sultanate. The earlier Mughal flags seem to have used the imagery of a sun and lion commonly which is believed to have represented Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib and Karbala. The later flags seem to have used a crescent instead.

Reason behind theTwo colors of Pakistani Flag

So you might have noticed that Pakistans flag has two colors, so let me define

What do these two colors mean?

According to the specifications, it is a dark green rectangular flag in the proportion of length [A] and width [B] as 3:2 with a white vertical bar at the mast, the green portion bearing a white crescent in the center, and a five-pointed white heraldic star, what math to solve I’ll explain in simpler words. Pakistans flag is rectangular and it has a proportion of ratio 3:2 

The major color, Dark green that is represents the Muslim Majority like you and me or your family(if you’re Muslim off course).On the other hand, the white color represents the Non-Muslim Majorities, for instance, Sikh, Hindu, Christians, Jews, and others.  The flag symbolizes Pakistan’s commitment to Islam and the rights of religious minorities. The most important thing i forgot to tell you is that the crescent represents Progress and the 5-edged star represents light and knowledge  There’s another thing to notice if you put both Flags of Turkey and Pakistan side by side you’d notice that there’s only a difference of color, Turkeys Flag is Red whereas Pakistans flag is Green.

 

Quaid-e-Azam Quote on rights of Minorities

In his address to the first constituent assembly of Pakistan on 11th August 1947, Mr Jinnah said:

“You are free; you are free to go to your temples; free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in the State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or cast or creed that has Nothing to do with the business of the state”
Quaid-e-Azam
Quaid-e-Azam
Father of Pakistan

Pakistans National Anthem

PAKISTANS National Anthem

پاک سرزمین شاد باد     کشور حسین شاد باد

     تو نشانے عزم عالیشان   ارص  پاکستان

                 مرکزے یقین شاد باد         

      پاک سر زمین کا نزام    قوت اخوت عوام

        قوم ،ملک ،سلطنت        پائندہ تابندہ باد

                  شاد باد منزلے مراد         

 پرچم ستارہ وہلال        رہبرےترقی و کمال

       ترجمان ماضی شان حال       جان استقبال

                   سایہ خداۓذولجلال

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  1. All explained hope to see you around


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