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by Zeljko Heimer
Flag adopted 14 August 1947, coat of arms adopted 23 March 1956.
The Pakistan Flag was designed by Ameer-ud-din Khidwai. The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in colour with a white bar, a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star. The significance of the colour and symbols used in the Pakistan Flag is as follows:
The white and dark green field represents minorities & Muslim majority, respectively.
The crescent on the flag represents progress.
The five-rayed star represents light and knowledge.
From http://www.pak.gov.pk/govt/flagdescrip.htm, collected by Dov Gutterman, 10 January 1999
Flag display in Pakistan easily exceeds that of the US. Pakistani's are very proud of the flag and display it everywhere. I was amazed at how many Pakistani flags I saw flying from private homes, even out in the country side.
Even though there are specific proportions for all the parts on Pakistan's
flag, said specifications were seldom followed on any flag I saw with the
exception of some printed flags I ran up upon.
Clay Moss, 4 July 2001