Lieutenant general (Pakistan)

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

Rank Lieutenant general (3-star)
NATO equivalent OF-8
Uniform insignia

A Lieutenant general in the Pakistan Army is equivalent to a Federal Secretary in the civil service, a vice admiral in the Pakistan Navy and an air marshal in the Pakistan Air Force. A lieutenant general is also called a three-star general. Like other armies, this rank is higher than a major general and lower than a full general.

Rank structure and uniform insignia[edit]

Pakistani officer ranks
Rank Field marshal
Lieutenant general
Major general
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
Pakistani junior commissioned officer (JCO) and enlisted ranks
Rank Subedar Major (JCO) Subedar (JCO) Naib subedar (JCO) Battalion havildar major Battalion quartermaster havildar Company havildar major Company quartermaster havildar Havildar Naik Lance naik Jawan
NATO equivalent None None None OR-9 OR-8 OR-8 OR-7 OR-5/6 OR-4 OR-3 OR-1/2
Uniform insignia No Insignia