Pakistan: Flag                                                  

  • The national flag of Pakistan was adopted during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947—just four days before the country's independence—at which time it became the official flag of the Dominion of Pakistan.


  • The white stripe on the left (hoist side) represents the nation's minority non-Muslim population.


  • The crescent and star are traditional symbols of the Islamic religion.


  • The flag of Pakistan is known by the name Parcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl, which means, “flag of the crescent and star.”