The national flag of Pakistan (پاکستان کا قومی پرچم) is a green field with a white crescent moon and five-rayed star at its center, and a vertical white stripe at the hoist side. The flag was designed by Amiruddin Kidwai, and is based on the flag of All-India Muslim League. The flag is referred to in the national anthem as the Flag of the Crescent and Star.
Green represents Islam as it is believed to be a favorite color of Prophet Muhammad.
White represents religious minorities and minority religions
Crescent symbolizes progress
Star represents light and knowledge
Green RGB: (0,102,0) Hex: #006600
White RGB: (255,255,255) Hex: #FFFFFF
|('Crescent and Star')|
|Adopted||11 August 1947|
March 23 - Pakistan Day
August 14 - Independence Day
December 25 - Birthday of the Father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah
April 21 - Death Anniversary of the National Poet, Muhammad Iqbal
September 11 - Death Anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah
for ceremonies 21 ft. × 14 ft., 18 ft. × 12 ft., 10 ft. × 6.67 ft. or 9 ft. × 6.25 ft.
on buildings 6 ft. × 4 ft. or 3 ft. × 2 ft.
on vehicles 24 inches × 16 inches
on tables 10.25 inches × 8.25 inches
The President of Pakistan (official residence and official vehicle)
The Prime Minister of Pakistan (official residence and official vehicle)
The Chairman of the Senate (official residence and official vehicle)
The Speaker of the National Assembly (official residence and official vehicle)
The Chief Justice of Pakistan (official residence and official vehicle)
The Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court (official residence and official vehicle)
The Governors of the Provinces (official residence and official vehicle)
Federal Ministers (official residence and official vehicle)
The Chief Ministers of the Provinces (official residence and official vehicle)
The Ministers of the Provinces (official residence)
The Chief Election Commissioner (official residence)
The Deputy Chairman of the Senate (official residence)
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly (official residence)
The Speakers of the Provincial Assemblies (official residence)
The Chief Justices of the High Courts (official residence)
Commissioners of Divisions, Deputy Commissioners and Political Agents (official residence)
Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Pakistan (official residence and official vehicle)
No other flag must fly higher (except the United Nations flag at United Nations buildings).
Pakistan Flag Display rules
When displayed or flown alongside other national flags, the National Flag must be displayed or flown at the same height as the other national flags, never lower.
When displayed alongside provincial, military or corporate flags, the National Flag must be higher.
Pakistan flag protocol
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.
Must not touch the ground, shoes or ft. or anything unclean
Must never be flown in darkness.
Must be raised at dawn and lowered at dusk (except on the Parliament of Pakistan, which is the only official building on which the flag is never lowered). When flown over the Parliament of Pakistan at night, it must always remain alit with artificial light
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 be raised or lowered ceremoniously.
Must never be displayed vertically
When displayed horizontally, the white strip must always be at the left, with green field on the right.
Must not fly or be displayed upside down (except in case of distress in country) 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).
The flag of the Prime Minister of Pakistan consists of the green background of the Flag of Pakistan with the gold state emblem of Pakistan in the middle. The four components of the emblem are a crescent and star crest above a shield, which is surrounded by a wreath, below which is a scroll. The crest and the green colour of the emblem are traditional symbols of Islam. The quartered shield in the centre shows cotton, wheat, tea and jute, which were the major crops of Pakistan at independence and are shown in a form of shield and signify as the main agricultural base for the importance of the Nation's economy. The floral wreath, surrounding the shield, is Jasminum officinale (the national flower) and represents the floral designs used in traditional Mughal art and emphasizes the cultural heritage of Pakistan. The scroll supporting the shield contains the national motto in Urdu, "Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm", which reads from right to left: (ایمان، اتحاد، نظم), translated as "Faith, Unity, Discipline" which are intended as the guiding principles for Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister's flag
The flag of the President of Pakistan consists of the background of the Flag of Pakistan with the gold Presidential Crest replacing the white crescent and star found in the Flag of Pakistan. The Presidential Crest consists of a smaller crescent and star flanked by wheat branches with the words "Pakistan" written in Urdu underneath.
Pakistan President's flag