The flag of Pakistan is designed in such a way that the flag on the whole expresses the commitment of the country to the Islamic religion and the rights of religious minorities.
Pakistan Flag is generally known as 'Sabz Hilali Parcham' designed by Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii is more based on the original flag of the Muslim League, a political organization established to represent the political rights of Muslims in India. Though the flag of Pakistan was adopted on August 11, 1947, it was only effective from the day of independence of Pakistan which is on August 14; 1947.The flag of Pakistan is divided into two unequal vertical stripes .Towards the hoist side is the white stripe which signifies the minorities and the non Muslims of the country. The right side of the white streak and to the rest of the flag is the green part of the flag which signifies the Islam or the Muslim population. The green portion of the flag consists of a white crescent and a five pointed star above it. The crescent in the flag signifies progress of the country and the star symbolizes light and knowledge.
Astrologically star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level. As the demonstration of our loving nature, even just a smile to a passer-by, can brighten other people's lives - can totally alter the course of a day for them - so letting the Starlight shine from our hearts has a way of touching them inwardly and that's the nature of the people of Pakistan. The star is generally said to symbolize all our hopes and aspirations. It means balance between the gifts of life and our gift to life. Astrology says that the star is also connected with the symbol of good sheperd.The five-pointed star, if drawn with points of equal length and angles of 36° at each point, is sometimes termed a golden five pointed star. The golden five-pointed star is a very common ideogram in the western world, and has particularly strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of Pakistan.
The Crescent Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilizing its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The Moon is familiar to us for its different phases, waxing and waning in appearance in an unchanging cycle. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security, and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. The moon has been used as the symbol of Elixir and is believed to give eternal life. Every religious ritual is done according to the waxing and waning of the moon. The moon even reflects the peaceful and friendly attitude of the Pakistani people. Crescent Moon is also a symbol of the aging goddess (crone) to contemporary witches and victory over death to many Muslims. In Islamic lands, crescent can be seen enclosing a lone pentagram. The moon signifies the receptive principal and represents emotions, sub-conscious and instinctive reactions of the Pakistanis.
The green colour of the flag signifies that the people of Pakistan is supposed to be very sympathetic, steadfast and restrained. It also indicates the soothing nature of the people. The green colour symboliseslife, growth and rebirth. Green colour is a Virgo shade. It is supposed to instill self-confidence and helps steady nerves. Green aids balance in all things and is a typical healing hue. Green is excellent for calming frayed nerves. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Nepal flag it is used as the symbol of purity.
According to numerology the star and the crescent moon which is 1 in number and also the numerological number 1 for the country Pakistan, signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power, courageous, unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of Pakistan. The 2 unequal portions of the flag in numerology denotes the gentle, subtle, cooperative and loving nature of people. The stars in the flag have 5 points and the number 5 has always been regarded as mystical and magical, yet essentially 'human'. We have five fingers/toes on each limb extremity. We commonly note five senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. We perceive five stages or initiations in our lives - eg. birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death. The number 5 is associated with Mars. It also signifies that the people are versatile and multi-talented, upbeat and inspirational, good communicator and motivators.