The practice at international level is of flowing flags from left to right. However, it is not possible to fix the position of a fluttering flag. The contention “The position of the moon determines the destiny of a nation” was opposed in the government’s response.
It is said that the symbolism of Crescent is for the bright future and five corners of the Star are for five pillars of Islam, i.e Tauheed, Salat , Fasting, Zakat and Hajj
To delve into the genesis of the Pakistan flag, the All India Muslim League used the Islamic ‘Subz Hilali Parcham’ meaning ‘green flag with the crescent’, since its inception in 1906, in Dacca (Dhaka—present-day capital of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh).
At the All India Muslim League’s Lucknow session in 1937, Mohammad Ali Jinnah pronounced that the League’s green flag – the flag of Islam, to be the national flag for the ‘Land of the Pure’. I feel confident that once they understand and realise the policy and programme of the Muslim League, the entire Musalman population of India will rally round its platform and under its flag. So said Mohd Ali Jinnah in his Presidential address.