NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF PAKISTAN (Part-01)
- Every country has its own national symbols, national heroes and some other things known as national identity. Here is a list of national symbols and national things of Pakistan. National symbols of Pakistan were adopted at different times before and after the existence of Pakistan.
1) National Flag of Pakistan:
Pakistan’s National Flag comprises dark green color with Crescent and Star in it and a vertical white stripe. Green part shows the majority of Muslims and white stripe represents minorities of Pakistan. Syed Amir ud Din Kidwai designed this flag based on the flag of All India Muslim League. It was approved by Constituent Assembly on 11 August, 1947.
2) National Flower jasmine:
The national flower of Pakistan is Flower of Jasmine which is also known as ―Chambelli . Jasmine is a very unique and beautiful flower which demonstrates the uniqueness of the nature. The flower has the combination of Yellow and White colors which is one of the best and eye pleasing color combination in the flowers. The Jasmine flower has gleaming and shinny leaves and has pleasant and graceful fragrance as well.
3) National Animal:
The national animal of Pakistan is ―Markhor‖. The Markhor is very unique and endangered specie which is as beautiful as ever. The name of Markhor is being derived from two Persian words ―Mar‖ which means Snake and ―Khor‖ which means eating. This is very controversial name because generally Markhor are vegetarian so they don‘t eat snake but this might be denoted as snake killer as they have hard feats and corkscrewing horns to do so. Markhor are found in the Northern areas of Pakistan or huge hills and mountains.
4) National Bird:
National bird is known as Chakor, which is a red-legged partridge. The bird Chakor belongs to a Pheasant family. Chakor is a beautiful bird commonly found in Pakistan which has ashy pink brown color with a comparatively larger white color chin and the throat which is boarded with dark black color.These color combinations makes the bird adorable and mighty attractive.
5) National Emblem/ Logo:
Below is national emblem of Pakistan. It was adopted in 1954. Its color is green. Crescent and Star is at the top while Urdu version of Quaid’s Motto Faith, Unity and Discipline are written at bottom. In the centre, four major crops of that time (cotton, wheat, tea and jute) are shown in a form of shield and signify the importance of agriculture. This shield is surrounded with beautiful floral design.
6) National Anthem of Pakistan:
“Pak Sarzamee Shad Baad….” is the national anthem of Pakistan. At the time of Independence, Pakistan has not any national anthem. Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla created the composition without lyrics. Later on., Abu Al Asar Hafeez Jullandhri wrote its lyrics. National Anthem of Pakistan is unique as its music preceded its lyrics. National Anthem was first time broadcast on Radio Pakistan on 13 August, 1954 while formally announced by government on 16 August 1954.
7) National Language:
Urdu is national language of Pakistan while English is official language of Pakistan. Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Seraiki and many other regional languages are also spoken. Alphabets of National Language Urdu.
8) National Monuments:
Monument Islamabad and Bab-e-Pakistan Lahore are two National monuments of Pakistan. National Monument Islamabad was completed in 2007. It represents four provinces and three territories of Pakistan. It is located on Shakar Parian Hills of Islamabad. Bab-e-Pakistan (Gateway to Pakistan) is built on the site of a major refugee camp at the time of dependence.