Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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

Officers and JCOs of the Pakistan Army in khaki uniform wear their rank insignia on the shoulders, while NCOs wear them on the arm. In CCD, all army personnel wear their insignia on the chest.[1][2]


OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) & Student officer
Pakistan Pakistan
OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(A) Pakistan Army.svg Unknown
Field marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted[edit]

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleeves and from the rank 'Lance Naik' the non-commissioned officer status starts. The ranks of Company Quartermaster Havildar, Company Havildar Major, Battalion Quartermaster Havildar and Battalion Havildar Major are company/battalion appointments held by senior Havildars and these badges are worn on the right wrist.[3]

NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Pakistan Pakistan
10.Pakistan Army-SMCWO.svg 09.Pakistan Army-MCWO.svg 08.Pakistan Army-CWO.svg 03.Pakistan Army-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Pakistan Army-CPL.svg 01.Pakistan Army-PFC.svg No insignia
Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major Subedar/Risaldar Naib Subedar/Naib Risaldar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Other rank insignia
07.Pakistan Army-SGM.svg 06.Pakistan Army-MSG.svg 05.Pakistan Army-SFC.svg 04.Pakistan Army-SSG.svg
Battalion Havildar Major Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Company Havildar Major Company Quartermaster Havildar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan Army Ranks".
  2. ^ "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Badges of Rank".