Flag of Pakistan

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Flag of Pakistan.svg
NameSabz Hilali Parcham and Parcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl
UseState and war flag moon and stars
AdoptedAugust 11, 1947
DesignA white star and crescent on a dark green field, with a vertical white stripe at the hoist
Civil Ensign of Pakistan.svg
Variant flag of Pakistan
UseCivil ensign
DesignA red field with the national flag in the canton.
Naval Ensign of Pakistan.svg
Variant flag of Pakistan
UseNaval ensign
DesignA lengthened version of the national flag.

The national flag of Pakistan was designed by Syed Amir uddin Kedwaii and was based on the original flag of the Muslim League. It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on August 11, 1947, just days before independence. The flag is referred to in the national anthem as Parcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl in Urdu (lit. Flag of the Crescent and Star). The flag comprises a dark green field, representing the Muslim majority of Pakistan, with a vertical white stripe in the hoist, that represents the Christians and other multi-faith communities of the country. In the centre is a white crescent moon, representing progress, and a white five-pointed star, representing light and knowledge.

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