The emblem of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan manifests the purpose and meaning of the foundation of the ideology of Pakistan, principles of its formation, economic worth, and cultural importance. The emblem of Pakistan was officially approved in 1954.
Design of National Emblem of Pakistan
There are four main ingredients of the symbol are
- Above the shield, there is a crescent and star crest considered a traditional symbol of Islam. It is surrounded by a wreath and a scroll below it.
- In the center of the shield, there are symbols of crops cotton, wheat, tea, and jute. These symbols indicate the four main crops of Pakistan. These symbols also show the agricultural significance in the economy of Pakistan.
- The floral wreath that is surrounding the shield shows the national flower, Jasmine. It also magnifies the Mughal art that is traditionally utilized in various designs. It symbolizes the cultural heritage of Islam.
- The national motto is carved on the scroll in the Urdu language that is, “Īmān, Ittiḥād, Tanẓeem.”
It was translated as “Faith, Unity, Discipline”.These words are commonly known as the principle of Pakistan.
Who designed the Emblem of Pakistan?
Maraj Muhammad designed the emblem of Pakistan, who was a student of the National College of Arts.
The suggestion of Changings in Emblem
Fawad Choudhary, the federal minister for information and broadcasting, suggested making changes in the emblem of Pakistan on the shield that contains the national motto.
However, people are not in favor of the idea of changes in the emblem.