List of Pakistani flags

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Pakistan
Parc̱am-i Sitārah o-Hilāl
Flag of Pakistan.svg
NameParc̱am-e Sitārah o-Hilāl (Flag of the Crescent and Star)
UseNational flag
Proportion2:3
Adopted11th of August 1947
DesignA white star and crescent on a dark green field, with a vertical white stripe at the hoist
Designed byAmiruddin Kidwai

This is a list of flags used in Pakistan. Pakistan has governmental, ensign, military, provincial flags as well.

National Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Pakistan.svg 1947–present National flag of Pakistan Two stripes, three fourths green, one fourth white, with the traditional Islamic symbols of a crescent & star on the green section.

Government Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the President of Pakistan.svg 1998–present Standard of the President of Pakistan The crescent and star surrounded by wheat branches on a green field, with the Urdu name for Pakistan below.
Presidential Standard of Pakistan (1974-1998).svg 1974–1998 Standard of the President of Pakistan The crescent and star surrounded by wheat branches on a green field, with the Urdu name for Pakistan below.
Presidential Standard of Pakistan (1956-1967).svg 1956–1967 Standard of the President of Pakistan The crescent and star surrounded by wheat branches on a blue field, with the Urdu name for Pakistan below.
Flag of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.svg 1954–present Standard of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Ratio: 1:1
Flag of the Governor-General of Pakistan (1952–1956).svg 1953–1956 Standard of the Governor-General of Pakistan The Governor-General flag of Pakistan was used from 1953 until 1956.
Flag of the Governor-General of Pakistan (1947–1952).svg 1947–1953 Standard of the Governor-General of Pakistan The flag from 1947 to 1956, the Governor-General of Pakistan used a dark blue flag bearing the royal crest (a lion standing on the Crown), beneath which was the word 'PAKISTAN' in gold majuscules. The same design is still used by many other Governors-General. This last flag was the personal flag of the Governor-General only. This flag was used from 1947 until 1952.

Civil Ensign[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Civil Ensign of Pakistan.svg 1947–present Civil Ensign of Pakistan A red ensign with the Flag of Pakistan in the canton influenced by the Red ensign

Civil Air Ensign[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Civil Air Ensign of Pakistan.svg Civil Air Ensign of Pakistan An ensign with the Flag of Pakistan in the canton influenced by the British design

Provincial and Territorial Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Proposed Flag of Islamabad Capital Territory.svg Islamabad Capital Territory provincial flag The flag shown is a proposed flag for Islamabad – the capital of Pakistan. The flag for Islamabad – capital of Pakistan – is primarily based on the National Flag of Pakistan. The diagonal design is to differentiate it from the national flag. The square shape is to make the triangles symmetric. The star and crescent are 'regular' as in the National flag. The black colour is added to give it a distinct look. Black was the colour used for the flag at the time of the conquest of Makkah by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The black and green colors also represents the contrast between the Durrani Empire and the Mughal Empire.
Flag of Sindh.svg Flag of Sindh provincial flag A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem in the centre.
Flag of Punjab.svg Flag of Punjab provincial flag A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem in the centre. The emblem reflects Punjab's natural resources: its wheat, and the five rivers which give the province its name in Persian (from Punj = Five, Aab = Waters).
Flag of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.svg Khyber Pakhtunkwa provincial flag A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem on the flag shows the Jamrud fort which guards the Khyber Pass, and mountains in the back.
Flag of Gilgit Baltistan.svg Gilgit–Baltistan territory flag A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem on the flag showing the Baltit Fort and the Skardu Fort which guards the Himalayas (including K2), the designated national peak in the back.
Flag of Balochistan.svg Balochistan provincial flag A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem in the centre. The emblem shows stylised mountains of this barren province and the principal mode of transport: the Dromedary camel, also the provincial animal of Pakistani Balochistan.
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg Flag of Azad Kashmir The flag displays the Pakistani national colours, white and dark green, with a crescent and star to represent the Muslim majority, and a saffron square to represent the Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and other minorities of the disputed region, the colours are clearly influenced by the Mughal Empire. The four white stripes symbolise the main rivers of the Kashmir region; Indus, Jhelum, Chenab and Ravi. It also represents the five geographic divisions of the disputed territory, Baltistan, Gilgit, Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.[1]
Flag of FATA.svg until 2018 Federally Administered Tribal Areas A traditional green flag, with the provincial emblem in the centre. The emblem shows a castle and two swords. Underneath it are the letters FATA - abbreviation of the province.

Military[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Flag of the Pakistan Army A version of the Flag of Pakistan, with the Army's badge
Air Force Ensign of Pakistan.svg Ensign of the Pakistan Air Force A light blue ensign with the Flag of Pakistan in the canton, and the Air Force's roundel
Naval Standard of Pakistan.svg Standard of the Pakistan Navy The Navy's badge on the National Flag
Naval Ensign of Pakistan.svg Ensign of the Pakistan Navy National flag, but with ratio: 1:2
Naval Jack of Pakistan.svg Naval jack of the Pakistan Navy The Navy's badge on a blue field
Flag of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.svg Standard of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan Trimmed with green, white, red, yellow, dark blue, and light blue intermingled fringe; the national flag with which it is displayed has green and white intermingled fringe.

Pakistan Police[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Azad Kashmir Police A version of the ensign of Azad Kashmir Police
Flag of the Punjab Police A version of the ensign of Punjab Police
Flag of the Sindh Police A version of the ensign of Balochistan Police
Flag of the Balochistan Police A version of the ensign of Balochistan Police Pakistan
Flag of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police A version of the ensign of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police
Flag of the Capital Territory Police A version of the ensign of Capital Territory Police
Flag of the National Highways & Motorway Police A version of the ensign of National Highways & Motorway Police

Historical flags[edit]

Pre-colonial states[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Delhi Sultanate Flag.svg 1206–1526 Flag of the Delhi Sultanate A dark green flag with a black strip left of center.
Alam of the Mughal Empire.svg 1526–1858 Flag of the Mughal Empire Mughal Empire Alam flag that was primarily moss green.[2]
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg 1674–1818 Flag of the Maratha Empire (Bhagwa Dhwaj)[3] A saffron-coloured swallowtail flag.
Nishan Sahib.svg 1799–1849 Flag of the Sikh Empire (Nishan Sahib)[4]

British India[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1858–1947 The official state flag of the British Empire for use in India The Flag of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the Governor-General of India (1885–1947).svg 1885–1947 Flag of the Viceroy of India The Union Jack with the insignia of the Order of the Star of India beneath the Imperial Crown of India.
British Raj Red Ensign.svg 1880–1947 Flag of the British Raj: A civilian flag used to represent British India internationally. A Red Ensign with the Union Flag at the canton, and the Star of India displayed in the fly.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/pk-azkas.html
  2. ^ http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/addorimss/a/zoomify55414.html
  3. ^ Kadam, Vasant S. (1993), Maratha Confederacy: A Study in Its Origin and Development, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, p. 128, ISBN 978-81-215-0570-3
  4. ^ "Nishan Sahib Khanda Sikh Symbols Sikh Museum History Heritage Sikhs". www.sikhmuseum.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.