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Colonel is a senior officer rank in the Pakistan Army. Said army's rank system is predominantly following the British Army rank and insignia system since Pakistan`s independence from the British Empire in 1947. However the crown in the insignia has been replaced with a star and crescent, which symbolize the sovereignty of the Government of Pakistan.
The rank of Colonel is equivalent to a Captain in the Pakistan Navy and a Group Captain in the Pakistan Air Force. Like in other armies, the rank is higher than a lieutenant colonel and lower than a brigadier.
|Pakistani officer ranks|
|Colonel||Lieutenant colonel||Major||Captain||Lieutenant||Second lieutenant|