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Northwest Frontier Province (Pakistan)

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Governor's Flag

[Northwest Frontier Province] by Arfan Hashmi, 23 May 2005

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Description of the Flag

North West Frontier Province flag shows Jamrud Fort, the guardian of the Khyber Pass and mountains in the back.
Arfan Hashmi, 23 May 2005

Governor's Flag

[Northwest Frontier Province governor] by Joe McMillan

Governor's House in Peshawar has three flagpoles, the center one a bit higher flying the Pakistani national flag. The one on the right was empty the day we were there, while that on the left flew a green flag with a device on the center in yellow. A former minister of the Northwest Frontier Province government told me that all Pakistani governors have green flags with the provincial emblem. However, I noted that the emblem on his business card (and seen at was slightly different from that on the paper napkins at Governor's House. The governor's flag appeared to have a wreath encircling the emblem, and it made sense for the governor's flag to have the governor's seal on it, so I scanned the emblem on the image (above) from the napkin that I liberated from the house. The emblem shows Jamrud Fort at the bottom, the historic fortification at the Pakistani end of the Khyber Pass, mountains across the middle, and crossed sabers above the mountains. Above the circle surrounding the above design is the crescent and star.

On the minister's card, the crescent and star are inside the circle, taking the place of the swords, and the initials "N.W.F.P." appear on a scroll at the bottom.
Joe McMillan
, 2 February 2002

From the image one could conclude that the crescent points to hoist. Is that really so?
Željko Heimer
, 2 February 2002

I don't really know. The wind was very light and, as I say, I couldn't even tell absolutely for sure whether the emblem on the flag was as shown on the napkin or on the minister's card. So you'll have to take this as an approximation. There are flags in Pakistan, however, that have the crescent facing the hoist when it's part of a seal or similar emblem, such as the flags of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and of the Joint Staff Headquarters.
Joe McMillan
, 2 February 2002

Lakki Marwat

Some of the flags of Lakki Marwat, North West Frontier Province of Pakistan can be viewed at

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Tariq Saleem Marwat, 5 October 2003