The Flag of Pakistan

The flag of Pakistan is primarily dark green with a white vertical stripe at the hoist side and a white crescent moon and five-pointed star centered in the green field. The green represents Islam while the white stripe symbolizes the rights of religious minorities in Pakistan. The crescent moon and star are traditional symbols of Islam.

The Flag of Pakistan

History

The flag of Pakistan was adopted on August 11, 1947, just three days before the country's independence from British rule, as the national flag. It was designed by Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii, inspired by the flag of the All-India Muslim League, which played a significant role in the creation of Pakistan as a Muslim state on the Indian subcontinent. The flag's design was approved by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, making it not just a symbol of Islam but also of the country's commitment to minority rights. Over the years, it has become a strong national symbol, flown on various important public and private buildings, and used in the context of patriotic celebrations.