Flag of Pakistan

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Flag of Pakistan.svg
NameParcam-i Sitārah o Hilāl (Flag of the Star and Crescent)
UseNational flag National flag Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Adopted11 August 1947; 74 years ago (1947-08-11)
DesignA white star and crescent on a dark green field, with a vertical white stripe at the hoist
Designed bySyed Amir-uddin Kedwaii

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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