Colonel (Pakistan)

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Pakistan Army has followed British Army rank system since its independence from British Empire in 1947. However, crown in the ranks has been replaced with a star and crescent, which symbolizes the sovereignty of Government of Pakistan.

Equivalency
Rank Colonel
NATO equivalent OF-5
Uniform insignia

Colonel in Pakistan Army is equivalent to a captain in Pakistan Navy and a group captain in the Pakistan Air Force. Like other armies, this rank is higher than a lieutenant colonel and lower than a brigadier.

Pakistani officer ranks
Rank Field marshal
(5-star)
General
(4-star)
Lieutenant general
(3-star)
Major general
(2-star)
Brigadier
(1-star)
Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant
NATO equivalent OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-1
Uniform insignia

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