Pakistan has a bold plan to erect a 500-foot flag in Lahore, aiming to secure the title of the nation’s tallest flag. This significant project, with an estimated cost of Rs40 crore, is scheduled to be unveiled during an elaborate flag-raising event on Pakistan’s Independence Day, August 14, 2023.
This initiative is part of an ongoing rivalry with India to have the tallest flag. The competition began in 2017 when India proudly displayed a 360-foot flag at the Attari-Wagah border in March of that year. In response, Pakistan swiftly raised a 400-foot flag at the same border on its Independence Day in August 2017. India then outdid this by unveiling a 418-foot flag at the Indo-Pak border in Amritsar later that October. Now, Pakistan seeks to claim the lead by installing a 500-foot flag in Lahore.