A (proper) Pakistani Flag!

While Flickring, I cane across this picture post and I knew it that I’ve to cross post it on Islamabad metblogs. Last year I even saw Pakistani flags with MICKEY MOUSE drawn instead of the crescent and star.

It’s amazingly awful to see so many different versions of the Pakistani flag that it makes me sick! Sick to the core of my soul that why we do not respect the very flag!??

I have seen many funny versions of different variations like

Various shades of green (even pink and blue! – for god’s sake!).
Slogans and other text with/around the crescent and star.
Different dimensions
Varied versions of crescent and star

I think there should only be one version that we should be using wherever we use!

Here’s what a PROPER Pakistani flag should be (technically):

“A dark green rectangular flag in the proportion of length and width 3:2 with a white vertical bar at the mast, the green portion bearing a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed white heraldic star. The size of the white portion being one-fourth the size of the flag, nearest the mast, the remainder three-fourths being dark green. The dimensions of the crescent and star are obtained as follows:

“Draw the diagonal from the top right hand corner to the bottom left corner of the green portion. On this diagonal establish two points ‘A’ and ‘B’. Point ‘A’ at a distance equidistant from top right and bottom left hand corners of the green portion, i.e. the centre of the green portion. Point ‘B’ at a distance from the top right hand corner equal to 13/20th the width of the flag. With centre point ‘A’ and radius 1.1/4th the width of the flag describe a second arc. The enclosures made by these two arcs form the crescent. The dimensions of the five-pointed white heraldic star are determined by drawing a circle 1/10th the width of the flag. The circle surrounds the five points of the heraldic star. The star lies with one point on the diagonal at a point where the larger arc of the crescent, if completed, cuts the diagonal.”

The Interior Ministry of Pakistan provides dimensions for flags in different circumstances:

* For ceremonial occasions. 21′ x 14′, 18′ x 12′, 10′ x 6-2/3′ or 9′ x 6 1/4.
* For use over buildings. 6′ x 4′ or 3′ x 2′.
* For cars 12″ x 8″.
* For tables 10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″.

Source: Wikipedia

9 Comments so far

  1. khanum on August 14th, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

    eeww gross at all those other dodgy designs.

    yes, good job, educate those people as to a ‘proper’ pakistan flag.


  2. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on August 15th, 2008 @ 7:45 am

    The information about the flag, especially about the dimensions to be used for different purposes was great. However, the colour of the flag in the displayed picture is still not accurate. Let’s find perfect picture of the flag post it here. Thanks for the post.

    -Monazza.


  3. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on August 15th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

    Khanum LOL. are you saying mickey mouse is gross? :P

    Monazza Nice find. Yes the flag I proudly own has right colors imo. They are deeper than this. Deep green. :)

    If you find any … post a link, plz !!


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on August 15th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm
  5. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on August 16th, 2008 @ 7:27 am

    Yup this one looks a bit more like it. Thanks for the link. :-)

    -Monazza.


  6. fursid on September 1st, 2008 @ 10:27 pm
  7. fursid on September 1st, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

    The SVG of Pakistani flag that i got
    from wikipedia has:

    HEX: 006600 => RGB: 0 102 0

    RGB to HEX to RGB convertor

    According to CSS Color Module Level 3 darkgreen code used for HTML/CSS named color has the value

    darkgreen
    HEX: #006400
    RGB: 0,100,0

    Which is closer to the green used in the SVG.

    And i think #006600 is the actual green we’re looking for the flag as mentioned in Wikipedia.


  8. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 1st, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    Thanks a lot =D


  9. adeel (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    @fursid
    thanks. i was looking for the rgb values. looked at the wiki but didn’t realize i could download the image and check the color values.



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