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Flag of Pakistan

Pakistan got its freedom on 15 August 1947; however, the national flag of Pakistan was approved by the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947. Pakistan Flag has a green field with a white semicircular moon and five-rayed star at its centre, and a perpendicular white band at the hoist side.

The flag is mentioned to in the national anthem as the Flag of the Hemispherical and Star. It is hovered on several significant days of the year counting republic day, freedom day and defence day. Flag of Pakistan is hoisted every morning at schools, offices and government buildings along with playing orchestra of national anthem and lowered again before sunset.

History of Pakistan Flag

During the struggle of Pakistan independence against United Kingdom, a number of Muslims formed All India Muslim League and designed the current flag of Pakistan in 1947. The flag was hoisted on the land three days before the independence.

Pakistan Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The green signifies Islam and the popular Muslims in Pakistan and the white band signifies religious minorities and minority religions. In the centre, the semicircular and star denotes progress and light respectively. The flag represents Pakistan's commitment to Islam and the privileges of religious minorities. It is built on the inventive flag of the Muslim League, which itself drew stimulus from the flag of the Sultanate of Delhi, the Flag of the Mughal Empire, and the flag of Ottoman Empire.

About Pakistan

Pakistan is the gateway to West, Central, and East Asia. The country is located in the southern region of the continent of Asia. Pakistan is bordered by China, Afghanistan, India, and Iran. These four countries are located Afghanistan to the northwest, India to the east, China to the northeast and Iran to the west. The population of the nation is 2 million with 265 per Km2 (687 people per mi2).

The country has Islamic republic government. The official language of Pakistan is Urdu and the currency is Rupee. Pakistan comprises of two letters Pakistan code i.e. PK and its three letters Pakistan code is PAK and in digits it is 586. The calling code is +92 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Pakistan is UTC +5 hours.

Being an Islamic republic, Pakistan has four provinces, one federal capital territory and two autonomous territories.

Pakistan Country Information Updated 2024

Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Official languages English, Urdu
Capital Islamabad
Currency Pakistani rupee ₨ (PKR)

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Pakistan Time Zones

CET UTC+05:00
CEST UTC+05:00

Pakistan Codes

Internet TLD PK
Three-letter country code PAK
Three-digit country code 586
Calling code +92