Flag of Pakistan

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Pakistan
Flag of Pakistan.svg
Name Sabz Hilali Parcham and Parcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl
Use State and war flag State and war flag
Proportion 2:3
Adopted August 11, 1947
Design A 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
Use Civil ensign Civil ensign
Proportion 2:3
Design A red field with the national flag in the canton.
Naval Ensign of Pakistan.svg
Variant flag of Pakistan
Use Naval ensign Naval ensign
Proportion 1:2
Design A 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 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. Some analists say if Kashmir goes to the Republic of India or declares itself independent then the colour should be changed to black.

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