The present day national flag of Pakistan was first instituted three days prior to the country declaring its independence from Great Britain following a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on August 11 1947. The flag of Pakistan is set on a green field with a white crescent moon and a five pointed star at its centre. A vertical white stripe runs along the hoist side of the flag. The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The green in the flag of Pakistan represents the country's Muslim majority whilst the white stripe represents the various minority religious groups of Pakistan. The flag's crescent is said to represent progress whilst the five pointed star represents the Five Pillars of Islam. The colour green and the crescent featured on the flag of Pakistan are featured on the flags of many Muslim nations.
The flag of Pakistan is referred to in the country's national anthem as the "Flag of the Crescent and Star". The national flag day of Pakistan is set as August 11.
The flag of Pakistan flies