Pakistan Army undoubtedly is one of the best armies in the entire world. Pakistan Army has its mark on national as well as on international level. Pak army not only protects Pakistani people from our enemies but also helps other welfare departments in the time when some natural disaster happens. Pak Army is one of the most respectable departments in Pakistan. Army soldiers and officers always prefer national security over their lives. Their utmost affection and services for the nation are rewarded through Army Ranks. These ranks decide their level of authorities, uniform, service criteria and also their salaries. Since British ruled over subcontinent for almost hundred years, therefore, their influence is still present in our system and culture even after the Partition.

 Army Ranks

Pakistan Army Ranks system is based on British Army Ranks structure. In this blog, you will know about different army ranks, insignia and their BPS as well.

List of Pakistan Army Ranks

Here is the list of all Pak Army Ranks in descending order:

Field Marshal

General

Lieutenant General

Major General

 Brigadier

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain

Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Subedar

Major Subedar

Naib Subedar

Battalion Havildar Major

 Battalion Quartermaster Havildar

Company Havildar Major

Company Quartermaster Havildar

 Havildar

Naik (Nik)

Lance Naik

 Soldier/Sepoy/Sepahi

Basically, Pakistan Army Ranks can be divided into three categories:

 Officers

 Junior Commissioned Officers

Non- Commissioned Officers

It’s important to know that the Junior Commissioned Officers of Pakistan Army typically wear their insignia on the shoulder of their Khaki uniform. On the other hand Non-commissioned officers of Pakistan Army wear their rank insignia on their arm. While all the army personnel in CCD wear their insignia on the chest.

Now we will discuss about all the above mentioned Army Ranks in Pakistan. You will know about the Army Rank, it’s BPS which decides their amount of salary, their insignia, uniform design etc. We will discuss Pakistan Army Ranks from highest to lowest order.

Field Marshal

This is the highest Pakistan Army Rank and it has been only achieved by one person in the history of Pakistan Army. General Ayub Khan was the person who reached at the rank of Field Marshal. The officer of Field Marshal Rank is called Five-Star Officer. Insignia of this rank is two crossed batons, one crescent star both in a wreath of oak leaves separately.

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General

 General is the highest rank in Pakistan Army. Its insignia is recognized by one crossed baton, one crescent, and one star. The officer of this rank is also called Four-Star General. Current General of Pakistan Army is Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa accompanied by Joint Chief of Army Staff.

Lieutenant General

The rank of Lieutenant General in Pakistan Army is lower than General. Its insignia consists of one crossed baton, on the crescent, and one star. Lieutenant General is also known as Three Star General and controls the entire army corps of Pakistan.

 Major General

This rank of Major General in Pakistan Army is similar to the rank of Rear-Admiral of Pak navy and Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) of Pak Air Force. Its insignia consists of one crossed baton and one crown and the officer of this rank is also call Two-Star General. A Major General in Pakistan Army has 3 divisions under his control and each division consists of 3 brigadiers.

Brigadier

 The insignia of a Brigadier in Pakistan Army consists of one crescent, one star, and three crowns. The officer of this rank in Pakistan Army is also called One-Star General. BPS of a Brigadier is 20.

 Colonel

The insignia of Colonel in Pakistan Army consists of two crowns, one crescent, and one star. BPS of a Colonel in Pakistan Army is 19.

Lieutenant Colonel

The insignia of a Lieutenant Colonel in Pakistan Army is recognized by one crown, crescent, and a star. BPS of a Lieutenant Colonel in Pakistan Army is 18. A Lieutenant Colonel in Pakistan Army is the head of a complete Battalion.

Major

Major rank in Pakistan Army is greater than a Captain in Pakistan Army. Its insignia consists of one crescent and one star. BPS of a Major in Pakistan Army is 18. In the absence of Lieutenant Colonel a Major can perform his duties.

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Captain The insignia of a Captain in Pakistan Army consists of three crowns. BPS of a Captain in Pakistan Army is 17.

 Lieutenant

 Insignia of a Lieutenant in Pakistan Army is recognized by two crowns. BPS of a Lieutenant in Pakistan Army is 17.

Second Lieutenant

 Insignia of a Second Lieutenant in Pakistan Army consists of one crown. BPS of a Second Lieutenant in Pakistan Army is 17. Second Lieutenant in Pakistan Army usually gets promotion after the period of six months and attains the rank of Lieutenant.

Subedar Major

 Insignia of a Subedar Major consists of one crescent and a star with a strip. BPS of a Major Subedar is 17 and he’s known as the father of Battalion as he spends his life in Battalion and never gets transferred like other Officers of Pakistan Army.

Subedar

Insignia of a Subedar in Pakistan Army consists of one strip and two crowns. BPS of a Subedar in Pakistan Army is 17.

Naib Subedar

 Naib Subedar is the lowest rank in Junior Commissioned Officers category and its insignia consists of one strip and a crown. BPS of a Naib Subedar in Pakistan Army is 14.

Battalion Havildar Major

 Battalion Havildar Major is the highest rank in Non Commissioned Officers category. Its insignia consists of three strips. BPS of a Battalion Havildar Major is 11 or 9.

Battalion Quartermaster Havildar

Battalion Quartermaster Havildar rank in Pakistan Army usually has the BPS of 11 or 9.

Company Havildar Major

A Company Havildar Major in Pakistan Army has BPS of 9 to11

Company Quartermaster Havildar

 A Company Quartermaster Havildar in Pakistan army is a decent rank with BPS of 11 or 9.

Havildar

 It is the highest rank in Non Commissioned Officers category in Pakistan Army. A Havildar is usually promoted from the rank of a Naik. Insignia of a Havildar in Pakistan army consists of three strips.

Naik

 A Naik in Pakistan Army is higher than a Lance Naik. Insignia of a Naik in Pakistan Army consists of two strips. BPS of a Naik is usually 7.

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Lance Naik

 Its the lowest rank in Non Commissioned Officers category and is just higher than a common sepoy. Insignia of a Lance Naik consists of one strip. BPS of a Lance Naik in Pakistan Army is usually 6.

Sepoy/Soldier/Sepahi

There’s is no rank lower than a Sepahi in Pakistan Army. It has no insignia at all. BPS of a Soldier in Pakistan is 5.

So that’s all from this article today as we have discussed every possible rank in Pakistan Army. Hope you have found the desired information that you were looking for.

Pakistan Army Ranks

 Pakistan Army undoubtedly is one of the best armies in the entire world. Pakistan Army has its mark on national as well as on international level. Pak army not only protects Pakistani people from our enemies but also helps other welfare departments in the time when some natural disaster happens. Pak Army is one of the most respectable departments in Pakistan. Army soldiers and officers always prefer national security over their lives. Their utmost affection and services for the nation are rewarded through Army Ranks. These ranks decide their level of authorities, uniform, service criteria and also their salaries. Since British ruled over subcontinent for almost hundred years, therefore, their influence is still present in our system and culture even after the Partition.
 Army Ranks
Pakistan Army Ranks system is based on British Army Ranks structure. In this blog, you will know about different army ranks, insignia and their BPS as well.

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