State emblem of Pakistan

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State Emblem of Pakistan
State emblem of Pakistan.svg
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Armiger Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Adopted 1954[1]
Crest Green star and crescent
Escutcheon The quartered shield in the centre shows cotton, wheat, tea and jute
Supporters Floral wreath
Compartment The scroll supporting the shield contains Muhammad Ali Jinnah's motto in Urdu
Motto ایمان، اتحاد، نظم
"Faith, Unity, Discipline"
Earlier versions 1947–1955: Emblem of Pakistan (1947-1955).svg

The state emblem of Pakistan was adopted in 1954 and symbolizes Pakistan's ideological foundation, the basis of its economy, its cultural heritage and its guiding principles.[2] The four components of the emblem are a crescent and star crest above a shield, which is surrounded by a wreath, below which is a scroll.[2] The crest and the green colour of the emblem are traditional symbols of Islam. The quartered shield in the centre shows cotton, wheat, tea and jute, which were the major crops of Pakistan at independence and are shown in a form of shield and signify as the main agricultural base for the importance of the Nation's economy.[2] The floral wreath, surrounding the shield, is Jasminum officinale (the national flower) and represents the floral designs used in traditional Mughal art and emphasizes the cultural heritage of Pakistan.[2] The scroll supporting the shield contains Muhammad Ali Jinnah's motto in Urdu, which reads from right to left: (ایمان، اتحاد، نظم) "Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm" translated as "Faith, Unity, Discipline", intended as the guiding principles for Pakistan.

Other emblems in Pakistan[edit]

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Regional emblems[edit]

The state/province emblem of Azad Jammu and Kashmir carries the crescent and star, mountains, and the maple leaf, which is reflective of the abundance of this tree within the state.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Emblem of Pakistan". 
  2. ^ a b c d "The State Emblem". Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.talibilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ajk-logo.png
  4. ^ "Basic Facts". Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2007-11-29.