LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) termed the printing of the national flag in different colors and printing on shirts as a violation of the national dignity.
Justice Ali Baqir Najafi issued a seven-page judgment on a petition against making buntings representing Pakistani flag in colors other than green. The court ruling also referred to the history of Islam.
The written decision read that under section 123B of the Pakistan Penal Code 1860, the penalty for violating national dignity is three years imprisonment.
According to the decision, the national flag of Pakistan has its own significance and history, our flag symbolizes freedom and equality while our flag symbolizes the protection of the rights of citizens as well.
The flag calls for equal rights for all communities. The Pakistani national flag represents a state where no particular class has special rights.
Three-quarters of the national flag is dark green, with moon and star in white, and one-fourth of the flag is white.
The written verdict also had a picture the national flag. According to the national flag protocol, it should not fall to the ground or touch shoes, the national flag should not be kept in a dirty place, it should not be waved in the dark and should not be burned. People should salute when the flag is hoisted or lowered before them.