Flags of Political Parties

Flag of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of Benazir Bhutto, image by Joe McMillan of Flags of the World

With the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, any national funeral will feature the flag of the national party she headed. This great leader of independence for her country also featured flags of other political parties throughout Pakistan, both large and small.

Unlike the political parties of the United States which do not have have official flags, many political parties around the world utilize an official flag as an identification for its core constituencies. Usually, the main symbol on the flag corresponds to the image placed on the ballot so their constituency can easily recognize which candidates are representing their favorite political party.

In the case of Benazir Bhutto, the flag of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) she headed is a vertical tricolor of red, black and green with a white crescent and white five-pointed star centered on the black stripe.

There are other political party flags for each of the several dozen political parties of Pakistan with a link below.

While many political parties have flags, many political parties sport colors such as Great Britain, use flowers such as Japan or use symbols like the United States (elephant for Republicans, donkey for Democrats).