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The Ranks of Pakistan Army are primarily based on the British Army Ranks structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ.

Officer ranks[]

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.

Army Rank [1] BPS
Field marshal
Apex Scale
Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel BPS-19
Lieutenant Colonel BPS-19
Major BPS-18
Captain BPS-17
Lieutenant BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant BPS-17
Army Rank [3] BPS
Subedar-Major BPS-16
Subedar BPS-15
Naib Subedar BPS-13 or BPS-14

Non-Commissioned Officers[]

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleves.

Army Rank [3] BPS
Battalion Havildar Major BPS-11 or BPS-9
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Havildar Major BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Quartermaster Havildar BPS-11 or BPS-9
Havildar BPS-11 or BPS-9
Naik (Nk) BPS-9 or BPS-8
Lance Naik BPS-8 or BPS-7
Soldier BPS-7

See also[]


  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (11 September 2007). "Pakistan Army Ranks". Pakistan Defence. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. Promotion to this rank, conferred by Federal Government, is absolutely based on manifestation of examplary performance in war as Four Star General.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (1 September 2009). "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
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