List of National Symbols and National Things of Pakistan

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List of National Symbols and National Things of Pakistan

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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.

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.

National Flag of Pakistan
National Flag of Pakistan

National Emblem/ Logo of Pakistan

Below is a national emblem of Pakistan. It was adopted in 1954. Its color is green. Crescent and Star are at the top while Urdu version of Quaid’s Motto Faith, Unity, and Discipline (ایمان’ اتحاد’ تنظیم) are written at the bottom. In the center, 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 by a beautiful floral design.

National Emblem of Pakistan
National Emblem of Pakistan
See a collection of Historic Photos of Pakistan

National Anthem of Pakistan

“Pak Sar Zameen 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 the government on 16 August 1954 followed by a performance of 11 singers including Ahmed Rushdi.

National Anthem of Pakistan
National Anthem of Pakistan

National Language of Pakistan

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan while English is the official language of Pakistan. Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Seraiki and many other regional languages are also spoken.
Alphabets of National Language Urdu
Alphabets of National Language Urdu

Great Leader / Father of the Pakistani Nation

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the founder of Pakistan. He is regarded as the father of the nation. Baba e Qaum and Quaid-e-Azam are his titles. He was a lawyer by profession. Muhammad Ali Jinnah served the All India Muslim League from 1913 till 14 August 1947. He was the first Governor General of Pakistan. He died 11 September 1948 at the age of 71 years.

Quaid-e-Azam and Fatima Jinnah

Mother of the Pakistani Nation

Fatima Jinnah is regarded as the mother of Pakistani nation and known as Madr-i-Millat. She was the younger sister of Quaid-e-Azam. She was a dental surgeon by profession. She actively participated in the independence movement with his brother. After independence, she participated in politics of Pakistan. She died on 9 July 1967 at the age of 73 years.

National Poet of Pakistan

Allama Muhammad Iqbal is the national poet of Pakistan. He was a great poet, philosophy, scholar and leader of Pakistan Movement. He was a poet of Urdu and Persian languages. He was born in Sialkot. He gave the idea of Pakistan and Pakistanis also known him as Musawar-e-Pakistan.

Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal

National Masjid of Pakistan

Faisal Masjid Islamabad is the national masjid of Pakistan. It is the largest masjid in Pakistan. It was designed by a Turkish Architect Vedat Dalokay in the form of a desert tent. It is named after the late king of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal bin Abdul Aziz. Faisal Masjid was completed in 1986. It has 4 minarets of 90m height, 5000 sq. meters is covered area. It has a capacity of 74,000 persons in main areas while another 200,000 persons in adjoining grounds.
Faisal Masjid Islamabad
Faisal Masjid Islamabad

National Monuments of Pakistan

Pakistan 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.

Pakistan Monument Islamabad
Pakistan Monument Islamabad

National Library of Pakistan

National Library of Pakistan is located at Constitution Avenue, Islamabad. It was inaugurated in 1993. It also serves as a cultural center of Islamabad and a working place for Scholars and students.

Pakistan National Library
Pakistan National Library

National Mausoleum of Pakistan

Mazar-e-Quaid is regarded as the national mausoleum of Pakistan. Tomb of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is at this place in Karachi.

Mazar-e-Quaid Karachi
Mazar-e-Quaid Karachi

National Dress of Pakistan

Shalwar Kameez is the national dress of Pakistan. It has some variation for men and women.

Shalwar Kameez - National Dress of Pakistan
Shalwar Kameez – National Dress of Pakistan

National Sports of Pakistan

Field Hockey (or simply Hockey) is the national sport of Pakistan. However, Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan. Squash, Badminton, Boxing, Volley Ball and Kabaddi are also played in Pakistan.
Hockey - National Sport of Pakistan
Hockey – National Sport of Pakistan

National Animal of Pakistan

Markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. It usually found on mountains. Its height is about 26 to 45 inches and weight is about 40 to 100 kg. Its color is tan while sometimes it has white and black shades too. These have corkscrew-shaped horns; up to 65 inches long in males and up to 10 inches in females.
Markhor - National Animal of Pakistan
Markhor – National Animal of Pakistan

National Bird of Pakistan

Chukar is the national bird of Pakistan. It is a beautiful bird with light brown back, a grey chest and buff belly. Its face is white with a black border. Its sound is very nice to listen.
Chukar - National Bird of Pakistan
Chukar – National Bird of Pakistan

National Flower of Pakistan

Jasmine or Gardenia is the national flower of Pakistan. It belongs to the coffee family of plants and has about 250 species of flower plants.
Jasmine - National Flower of Pakistan
Jasmine – National Flower of Pakistan

National Tree of Pakistan

Deodar or Cedrus Deodara is the national tree of Pakistan. Its height is about 40 to 60m long and its trunk may be of up to a 3m diameter.
Deodar - National Tree of Pakistan
Deodar – National Tree of Pakistan
A Collection of Old Pakistani Currency Notes

National Drink of Pakistan

Sugarcane Juice is the national drink of Pakistan. It is called “Roh” in Pakistan. In the summer season, you can easily find a vendor selling fresh sugarcane juice in Pakistan.
Sugarcane Juice - National Drink of Pakistan
Sugarcane Juice – National Drink of Pakistan

National Fruit of Pakistan

Mango is the national fruit of Pakistan. Mango is indigenous to sub-continent. There are different kinds and varieties of mangoes.
Mango - National Fruit of Pakistan
Mango – National Fruit of Pakistan
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