State emblem (Coat of arms)
of Pakistan
پاکستان کا قومی نشان
Armiger Islamic Republic of Pakistan
CrestA mullet and crescent increscent, both vert
ShieldQuarterly, first vert a lozenge argent, charged with a cotton flower argent, second argent with tea stalk vert, third argent charged with a garb of wheat vert, fourth party fer fess argent and vert four jute stalks eradicated counterchanged
SupportersTwo jasmine branches embowed vert in their natural colors
CompartmentRibbon vert, backed argent upon which is written in argent the word national motto in the Urdu language.
Mottoایمان، اتحاد، نظم
"Faith, Unity, Discipline"

The Coat of Arms or State Emblem of Pakistan was adopted in 1954 and symbolizes Pakistan's ideological foundation, the basis of its economy, its cultural heritage and its guiding principles.[2]


The four components of the emblem are a crescent and star crest above an escutcheon, which is surrounded by a wreath, below which is a scroll.[2] The crest and the green colour of the emblem are considered traditional symbols of Islam. The quartered shield in the centre shows cotton, wheat, tea and jute, which were the major crops of Pakistan at independence and are shown in a form of escutcheon and signify as the main agricultural base for the importance of the Nation's economy.[2] The floral wreath, surrounding the shield, is Jasminum officinale (the national flower) and represents the floral designs used in traditional Mughal art and emphasizes the cultural heritage of Pakistan.[2] The scroll supporting the shield contains the national motto in Urdu, "Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm", which reads from right to left: (ایمان، اتحاد، نظم), translated as "Faith, Unity, Discipline" which are intended as the guiding principles for Pakistan. This logo was designed by Maraj Muhammad student of National College of Arts[3]

Other emblems in Pakistan

Former state emblem (1947–1954)

Emblems of national bodies

Regional emblems

Former regional emblems

See also


  1. ^ "State Emblem of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2014-12-19.
  2. ^ a b c d "The State Emblem". Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
  3. ^ "کیا پاکستان کا قومی لوگو تیسری بار تبدیل کرنا مناسب ہو گا؟". 13 May 2021.