The Pakistan Flag was designed by Syed Amiruddin Kidwai, and was based on the original flag of the Muslim League. It was approved by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of the nation, and adopted by the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, just days before independence.
The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in colour with a white bar, a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star. The significance of the colour and symbols used in the Pakistan Flag is as follows:
- The white and dark green field represents minorities & Muslim majority, respectively.
-The crescent on the flag represents progress.
-The five-rayed star represents light and knowledge.
Margaret Bourke White, an American photographer working for Life magazine, witnessed Master Afzal Hussain stitching the first Pakistani flag at his New Delhi shop on June 3 1947. He is pictured here.