National symbols of Pakistan

National symbols

The National symbols of Pakistan (Urdu:پاکستان کی قومی علامتیں); Each Country of the world adopts some signs or emblems, which they regard as the representative of their country traits. Pakistan has several “Official National Symbols”. Pakistanis have several official National symbols including a historic document, a flag, an emblem, an anthem, a memorial tower as well as several national heroes. The symbols were adopted at various stages in the existence of Pakistan and there are various rules and regulations governing their definition or use.

Flag of Pakistan

Oldest symbolEdit

The oldest symbol is the Lahore Resolution or "Resolution of Pakistan", adopted by the All India Muslim League on the 23rd of March in 1940, and which presented the formal demand for Greater Autonomy for Muslims in United India, and later led to the demand for a separate and Independent 'Pakistan'. The Minar-e-Pakistan memorial tower which was built in 1968 on the site where the Lahore Resolution was passed in 1940.

The national flag was adopted just before independence was achieved on 14 August 1947. The national anthem and the state emblem were each adopted in 1954. There are also several other patriotic symbols including the national animal, bird, flower and tree; and some other things known as "National Identity". The “National symbols” and mostly national things of Pakistan are mentioned and listed here respectively.

National identityEdit

The following section introduces you to the natural National Identity Elements of Pakistan. These symbols are intrinsic to the common “Pakistani national identity and heritage”.

Pakistanis are known to be are proud of these patriotic National Symbols as they infuse a sense of pride and patriotism in every Pakistan's heart. They have been selected carefully to project the image of Pakistan at its best.

These are chosen to reflect Pakistani culture and beliefs and also the positive attributes often associated with Pakistani customs and traditions and ideals that reflect the different aspects of the cultural life and history of the country respectively.

These national symbols are mostly the national things from and relating to Pakistan of which are mentioned and listed portrayed elegantly in great detail here:[n 1]

Other Pakistani National and Official SymbolsEdit

"(Official name) اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاكِستان Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān
Islamic Republic of Pakistan".

The Name of the Country

The State Religion of Pakistan is Islam, which is practiced by 96.28% of the population. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Pakistani constitution, which established a fundamental right of Pakistani citizens, irrespective of their religion, to equal rights.[1][2][3][4][5] The remaining 4% practice Hinduism, Christianity, Ahmadis, Sikhism, Baháʼí Faith and other religions.[5][6]

1. They exemplify the rich cultural fibre that resides at the core of the country.

2. Infuse a deep sense of pride in the hearts of Pakistani citizens.

3. Represent a quality unique to Pakistan and its citizens.

4. Popularize the object chosen.

5. Help to preserve the chosen national symbol for generations to come.

Here is the detailed information about the National symbols of Pakistan.

Symbol Name Image References
National personification قومی شخصیت Pak Watan/Ali Faisal "A term of Endearment for Pakistan,"/"Mumlikat-e-Khudadad" ('God-Given State')  
 
[7][8][9]
National flag Flag of Pakistan ("Pārcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl") قومی پرچم   [10][11]
National emblem State emblem of Pakistan ("Official Coat of Arms") قومی مہر   [12]
Great Leader ("Quaid-e-Azam") Baba-e-Quam, Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah ("Bani-e-Pakistan") بابائے قوم   [13][14]
Mother of the Nation ("Khatoon-e-Pakistan") Madar-i-Millat, Miss. Fatima Jinnah مادرملت   [15]
National Islamic patron saint Peer Baba Hazrat Fariduddin Ganjshakar قومی بزرگ   [16]
National Islamic hero ("The First Pakistani") Martyr Muhammad bin Qasim پاکستان کے مسلمانوں میں ایک ہیرو کا اعزاز حاصل ہے   [17]
National Poet ("Spiritual Father of Pakistan") Sir. Muhammad Iqbal ("Poet of the East") قومی شاعر  
[18]
National anthem Qaumī Tarāna ("Blessed Be The Sacred Pure-Land") قومی ترانہ
[19]
National song ("Milli Naghma") قومی نغمہ Is Parcham Ke Saye Talay Hum Aik Hain ("Under This Banner, We are Oneǃ We are All Oneǃ") پاکستان کا قومی مارچنگ پریڈ گانا [20]
National slogan/National Cry "Pakistan Zindabad, Azadi Paendabad" ("Long Live the Pure Land, Victory to Pakistani Freedom") قومی نعرہ [21]
National motto قومی اصول قومی مقصد Unity, Faith, Discipline ایمان، اتحاد، نظم   [22]
National language قومی زبان Urdu اُردُو ("Official Language")  
[23]
National days Independence Day یوم آزادی

Republic Day (Pakistan) یوم پاکستان

Defence Day یوم دفاع

Kashmir Solidarity Day یوم یکجہتی کشمیر
 

 

 
[24]
National Official Map by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy. National Survey of Pakistan قومی نقشہ   [25]
National epic Hamzanama قومی رزمیہ   [26]
National weapon قومی دفاع Islamic talwaar ("Defender of Faith") اسلام کا محافظ   [27]
Islamic faith symbol Star and crescent ("Official") قومی نشان   [28]
National book Pakistan Declaration ("Unofficial")   [29][30][31][32][33]
National colours پاکستان کے رنگ White خالص سفید رنگ and Dark Green گہرے سبز رنگ         
Lime green (sports) چونا سبز کھیلوں کا رنگ and Gold سونے کا رنگ         
 
National calendars Islamic calendar اسلامی تقویم
Desi calendar پنجابی کلینڈر ("Unofficial")
  [34][35][36][note 1]
National passport Pakistani passport قومی شناخت   [38]
National airline قومی طیارہ PIA ("Flag Carrier") پرچم بردار   [39]
National currency Pakistani rupees   (Rs. PKR) قومی زر فرمان   [40]
National dress-code Shalwar Qameez ("Unisex") قومی لباس   [41]
National media and film Industry Lollywood/Urdu & Punjabi cinema لالی وُڈ   [42]
National flower Common Jasmine/Poet's Jasmine ("Queen of Fragrance" or "Floral Queen") قومی پھول   [43]
National tree Himalayan cedar ("King of Timber") قومی درخت   [44]
National fruits قومی پھلوں Mango (Summer) قومی پھل ("King of fruits")[43]
Guava (Winter) ثانوی قومی پھل
 
 
[45]
National vegetable Okra ("Official") ("Nutritious Edible Seed Pod") قومی سبزی   [46]
National dishes ("Traditional Pakistani Cuisine") Biryani/Nihari قومی پکوان  
 
[47]
National spice قومی مصالحہ Saffron Masala/Zafran زعفران مصالحہ  
 
[48]
National crops قومی فصلیں Sugarcane قومی زرعی نقد فصل/Wheat قومی اسٹاک نقد فصل  
 
[49]
National beverage Sugarcane juice ("National Drink") قومی مشروبات   [50]
National sweet Gulab jamun/Barfi ("Sweetest, Sweet of Sweets") قومی مٹھائی   [51]
National pets قومی پالتو جانور Pakistani cat/Himalayan Persian breed
Rose-ringed parakeet
 
 
[52]
National guard dog قومی کتا کا نسل Bhagyari Kutta/Pakistani Shepherd Dog بھگاری کوٹہ   [53]
National horse breed قومی نسل Nukra Stallion/Hirzai پاکستانی گھوڑا  

 
[54]
National animal Markhor ("Serpent-Killer") ("Insignia of ISI") قومی جانور   [55]
National bird Chukar pheasant ("Moon Gazer") قومی پرندہ   [56]
National aquatic marine mammal ("National Treasure") قومی خزانہ Indus river dolphin[43] بھولان قومی آبی میرین پریمال   [57]
National social mammal Rhesus macaque قومی سماجی سمندری   [58]
National predator Snow leopard[43] قومی شکایات   [59]
National bird of prey Shaheen falcon ("Insignia of PAF")[43] شکار کی قومی نسل   [59]
National heritage animal Camel ورثہ جانور   [60]
National heritage bird Asiatic peafowl ورثہ پرندہ  
[61]
National butterfly Indian purple emperor قومی تیتلی   [62]
National insects قومی کیڑوں Tamarisk Leaf Beetle قومی کیڑے
Asiatic Honey Bee
 
 
[63]
National aquatic bird قومی آبی چڑیا Cotton teal چٹی بطخ ٹیل  
National fish Himalayan Mahaseer/Golden Mahaseer قومی مچھلی   [64]
National amphibian Indus Valley toad قومی امفابی   [65]
National Oceanic creature قومی سمندری مخلوق Black Finless Porpoise لامتناہی پورپوائز   [66]
National reptile Indus Crocodile قومی خزندہ   [67]
National river ("Sacred River") Indus River ("National Lifeline of Pakistan") قومی دریا   [68]
National mountain K2 ("Shaan of Pakistan") قومی پہاڑ   [69]
National lake قومی جھیل Lake Saiful Muluk جھیل سیف الملوک  
 
[70][71][72]
National gemstone Emerald ("National Mineral") قومی قیمتی پتھر   [73]
National sport ("Primary") Field hockey ("Official") قومی کھیل   [74]
National game ("Secondary") Polo ("Traditional sport") ثانوی قومی کھیل   [75]
National dance قومی رقص Kathak ("Traditional dance") کتھک   [76]
National instrument قومی سازوسامان Dafli/Daf ("Persianate") دفلی   [77]
National Icon قومی آئکن Teen Talwar/The Three Swords ("National Motto")   [78]
National fort Shahi Qila ("Royal Fort") قومی قلعہ   [79]
National Islamic heritage ("Cultural") Badshahi Masjid ("Imperial or Emperor's Great Mosque") قومی اسلامی ورثہ   [80]
National civilisational heritage ("Historical") Mohenjo-daro ("Mound of the Dead Men") قومی تاریخی ورثہ   [81]
National mosque قومی مسجد Shah Faisal Masjid فیصل مسجد ("Official")  
[82][83]
National Garden Rose and Jasmine Garden ("Islamabad") قومی باغ   [84]
National shrine of Pakistan Shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid ("Pakpattan") اسلامی درگاہ   [85]
National sacred temples of Pakistan ("Pakistanian Sacred Sites") پاکستانی قومی مقدس مقامات Katas Raj Temples Complex ("Hindu")
Takht-i-Bahi ("Buddhist")
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib ("Sikh")
 
 
 
[86]
National park Fatima Jinnah Park (Public) قومی عوامی پارک   [87]
National mausoleum Jinnah Mausoleum قومی مزار   [88]
National memorial Mazar-e-Iqbal قومی یادگار  
National towers ("Tower of Pakistan") Minar-e-Pakistan ("Resolution of Pakistan") قومی مینارِ
Islamic summit minar ("Monument of Islamic Unity")
 
 
[89]
National monuments قومی یادگاریں Pakistan Monument یادبود پاکستان - Bab-e-Pakistan ("Gateway of Pakistan") باب پاكستان  
 
[90][91]
National residency Karachi Flagstaff House Museum سرکاری رہائش گاہ   [92]
National stadium قومی اسٹیڈیم Lahore Stadium قذافی اسٹیڈیم‎  
National library Quaid-e-Azam library قومی لائبریری   [93]
National museum Lahore Museum قومی عجائب گھر   [94]
National passageway ("Traditional Gateway") Bab-e-Khyber ("National Passageway of Pakistan") قومی گزرگاہ   [95]
National beating retreat or the flags lowering ceremony (Since 1959) Wagah Border Defence Parade باب آزادی ("Indo-Pak International Border") سرکاری سرحد   [96][97]

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NotesEdit

  1. Please Note; "Some of these patriotic national depicted elements are potentially recognised, and some are unofficial and have Not yet been Adopted or Accepted by the current Government of Pakistan".
  1. The Punjabi periodicals published in Pakistan print Punjabi calendar figures.[37]

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