Flag of Pakistan

Pakistan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesPK, PAK, 586
Official NameIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Government TypeFederal Parliamentary Republic
CurrencyPakistani Rupee (PKR)
Calling Code+92
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
PopulationApproximately 225 million
Total Area881,913 km²
Highest PointK2 (8,611 meters, 28,251 feet)
Lowest PointArabian Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,284
Life Expectancy67 years
Internet TLD.pk

Pakistan National Anthem

Qaumī Tarānah (National Anthem)

Blessed be the sacred land,
Happy be the bounteous realm,
Symbol of high resolve, Land of Pakistan.
Blessed be thou center of faith.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Pakistan Flag

The national flag of Pakistan was officially adopted on August 11, 1947, just three days before the country’s independence from British India. The flag was designed by Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii and is based on the All-India Muslim League flag.

The flag is characterized by its white and dark green fields with a white crescent moon and five-pointed star at its center. The green color represents Islam and the majority Muslims in Pakistan, reflecting the country’s founding on Islamic principles. The white stripe on the hoist side stands for the religious minorities and minority religions in Pakistan, symbolizing Pakistan’s commitment to religious freedom and minority rights. The crescent moon and star are traditional symbols of Islam and are also meant to symbolize progress and light.

Since its adoption, the Pakistan flag has become a symbol of national pride and is flown on many significant occasions, including Independence Day, Pakistan Day, and other national events. The flag is a significant emblem of Pakistan’s identity, representing its Islamic heritage and the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality.

The flag’s design and symbolism are a source of pride for Pakistanis, embodying the country’s history, culture, and aspirations. It is prominently displayed in public buildings, educational institutions, and Pakistani missions abroad, representing the unity and identity of the nation. The flag of Pakistan is more than just a national symbol; it is a representation of the country’s values, struggles, and the aspirations of its people.