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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.

Uniform insignia OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg
Rank Colonel
NATO equivalent OF-5
Pakistani officer ranks
Rank Field marshal
(5-star)
General
(4-star)
Lieutenant general
(3-star)
Major general
(2-star)
Brigadier
(1-star)
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

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