Pakistan Flag

Pakistan Flag

 

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The Flag of Pakistan - Description of the Pakistan Flag
  • As the above picture of the Pakistan Flag indicates the overall background is Green and white
  • The description of the Pakistan Flag is as follows:
    • Green with a vertical white band (symbolizing the role of religious minorities) on the hoist side
    • A large white crescent and star are centered in the green field
    • The crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam
  • According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Pakistan flag represent the following:
    • White - peace and honesty & symbolizing the role of religious minorities
    • Green - hope, joy and love and has a sacred significance as the color green is associated with Islam
 

 
 
  • The basic style shown in the picture of the Pakistan flag is described as Emblem - reflecting the central design of the flag pattern
  • All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right
  • The shape and flag ratio of the Pakistan flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )
  • The emblem on the Pakistan flag pictures traditional symbols of Islam
  • The Meaning & History of the Pakistan Flag - The crescent on the Pakistan flag represents progress and the star symbolizes light and knowledge
  • The National flag of Pakistan was designed by Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • The National flag of Pakistan was adopted, upon independence, on August 14, 1947
 

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Flag Terminology - Did you Know ?
  • The design and description uses specific flag terminology based on Heraldic principles
  • Animal blazons should always appear with the heads facing the flag - staff side
  • The Study of the Flags is called Vexillology
  • Your interest in flags makes you a Vexillologist!
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Pakistan Flag Etiquette
  • Pakistan Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
  • Basic Flag Etiquette applies to all nations, including Pakistan as follows:
  • Etiquette relating to the order of precedence for the flag
    • National Flag of Pakistan
    • State Flag of Pakistan
    • Military Flag of Pakistan (in order of creation date)
    • Other Flag of Pakistan
  • The United Nations uses alphabetical order when presenting a national flag including the Pakistan Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag
  • The National flag of Pakistan should never be flown above another national flag on the same staff as this would suggest superiority, or conversely, inferiority of one flag, or Nation, over another
  • The Pakistan flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground
  • A tattered or faded flag of Pakistan should be removed and replaced with a new flag
  • Due care and consideration must be taken to ensure that the Pakistan flag is always flown the correct way up
  • A Flag of Pakistan, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
 
Flag History & Evolution:
  • The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield
  • Shields were painted with emblems to identify Friend or Foe
  • Warriors needed to know where their leaders were - the custom of carrying a pole was adopted
  • An emblem such as a shield, animal or religious device was attached to the pole for identification
  • The emblems were also used for identity and to cover suits of armour - Coats of Arms  were born
  • These emblems were the forerunners of modern flags
  • The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed
  • The strict rules of Heraldry are still used when designing an emblem and creating anew flag
 
 
Terminology & Etiquette in Pakistan Flag display
  • Hoist - the act or function of raising the Pakistan flag, as on a rope
  • Half Staff or Half Mast - the Pakistan flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole to denote grief and mourning
    • Performed by first raising the Pakistan flag to the top, then lowering the Pakistan Flag halfway
  • Distress - denoted by flying the Pakistan flag upside-down
  • Manner of hoisting - The Pakistan flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • No disrespect should be shown to the Pakistan flag
  • The Pakistan flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way
  • The Pakistan flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature
  • The Pakistan flag should be hoisted first and lowered last
  • International Flag relating to Pakistan Flag usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace
  • We hope that the presentation of facts and information regarding Pakistan Flag Etiquette has provided a useful resource
 

National Flags of the World Map

Pakistan

Location: Southern Asia, bordering the
Arabian Sea, between India on the
east and Iran and Afghanistan
on the west and China
in the north

 
 

Pakistan

  • Land Size of Pakistan : 778,720 sq km
  • Climate / Weather of Pakistan : mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
  • Pakistan Population : 159,196,336 (July 2004 est.)
  • Former Name(s) : West Pakistan
  • Pakistan Capital City: Islamabad
  • Pakistan GDP: $317.7 billion (2003 est.)
  • Main Industries : textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
  • Agricultural products : cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
  • Main Colors of the Pakistan Flag : Green and white
 
Concise History of Pakistan & its Flag from 1947
  • Pakistan was originally part of Afghanistan and India
  • 1947 - 1971 - the nation consisted of Muslim-majority West Pakistan and East Pakistan, separated from one another by Hindu-majority India
  • 1947 - Pakistan is born and Muhammad Ali Jinnah becomes Governor-General
  • Pakistan and India immediately came into dispute over the territory of Kashmir and Afghanistan
  • 1956 Pakistan Constitution adopted
  • 1965 Second war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and Afghanistan
  • 1971 East Pakistan became the independent state of Bangladesh
  • 1971 Third war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and Afghanistan
  • 1979 Islamic penal code introduced
  • 1998 Pakistan tested its first nuclear device
 
 
The Pakistan Flag and Nation

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