Pakistan Hindu council gifts world’s biggest flag to National Assembly, makes world record

Pakistan Hindu council gifts world’s biggest flag to National Assembly, makes world record
The Hindu Community of Pakistan decorated the Parliament with green and white colors of Pakistan's flag. (Photo courtesy: PID)
Updated 06 August 2019

Pakistan Hindu council gifts world’s biggest flag to National Assembly, makes world record

Pakistan Hindu council gifts world’s biggest flag to National Assembly, makes world record
  • The flag was displayed in the main hall during a joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday
  • It is a gesture of Hindu community’s love for Pakistan, says Hindu lawmaker

LAHORE: The Hindu community in Pakistan has decorated the main hall of the National Assembly with a forty feet high and sixty feet wide national flag on Tuesday — a day when the parliament held its joint session to discuss the situation in Kashmir.
The unique flag was presented by Pakistan Hindu council headed by Ramesh Kumar Wankwani who is also a member of the National Assembly.
“The flag has been gifted by Pakistan Hindu Council and has been made by using white and green balloons. As many as 60,000 deflated balloons have been used to develop the flag,” ministry of information and broadcast tweeted.
“It is the first time in the history of any country that such a huge flag has been prepared and displayed in any legislature. It is the biggest of its kind in the world and all set to register a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Guinness team will present certificate on Friday,” Wankwani told Arab News.
Asad Qaisar, speaker of the National Assembly, termed it a good sign of minority community’s love for the country.
Wankwani said that the Hindu community living in Pakistan assisted the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and opted to live in this country. “Political figures like Jogarnath Mandal and SP Singh were companions of Jinnah in his struggle,” he said.
“This flag is a gift and a testimony of love of the Hindu community for Pakistan,” Wankwani said.