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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
Field marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned Officers and enlistedEdit

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
        No equivalent     No insignia
Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major Subedar/Risaldar Naib Subedar/Naib Risaldar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Other rank insignia
Battalion Havildar Major Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Company Havildar Major Company Quartermaster Havildar

See alsoEdit


  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".