The Structure of Pak Army Ranks is based on the structure of the British Army. Pak Army Ranks, are totally different from the other Personnel and Insignia. Your doubts about Pak Army Ranks will become clear, in this Blog Post, because I am gonna explain from lowest to highest.
Pak Army Rank List
Pak Army Ranks from lowest to highest
Sepoy (Sepahi) is the lowest rank in Pak Army, and Field Marshal is the highest rank. The Basic Pay Scale (BPS) is the method of Pakistani Army Pay. The following mentioned pay will give you the just idea that what are possibilities.
Now we will discuss every rank in detail so stay tuned with us
Basically Pak Army is divided into 3 parts
- Commissioned Officers
- Junior Commissioned Officers
- Non- Commissioned Officers
There is no rank of Sepoy (Sepahi) and its basic salary is BPS-5.
Non- Commissioned Officers
Lance Naik is the lowest rank in Non-Commissioned Officers. He got this title (Lance Naik) by promoting from soldier to Lance Naik. He is presented with a single stripe on his arm, and the basic salary of lance nail is BPS-6.
When the Lance Naik was promoted, it become Naik and was presented by two stripes on his arm, and the basic salary of naik is BPS-7.
Havaldar is the highest rank in the Non-Commissioned Officers. and get this title (Havaldar) when he was promoted from Naik, and he is presented by three stripes on his arm and his salary is BPS-8.
Three Naik are under one Havaldar, and ten soldiers in each naik to whom one is lance naik. The lance havaldar is controlled by two naiks and the Havaldar will have two naiks under his command. Lance Havaldar and Havildar get their titles because of their good records.
Junior Commissioned Officers
Naib Subedar get this title after passing several tests, Naib Subedar is the lowest rank in Junior Commissioned Officers, the salary of naib subedar is BPS-14, and he is presented by 1 stripe and one crown.
Naib subedar is under the battalion commander major of its company
A subedar is presented by one stripe and two crowns, and his salary is BPS-15.
Subedar Major is presented by a crescent moon and star insignia, and his salary is BPS-17.
There are some special offers for a subedar major like, he can become a Lieutenants or Majors. Both ranks are very high for a normal soldier because soldiers have to pass many tests to achieve these ranks.
The Second Lieutenant is usually promoted to Lieutenant within six months. He is presented by one crown, and his salary is BPS-17.
The rank of Second Lieutenant in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to MIDSHIPMAN in Pakistan Navy and PILOT OFFICER in Pakistan Air Force.
Lieutenant is presented by two crowns. According to Pakistan Air Force Lieutenants and Flying office are equivalent similarly as like Sub-Lieutenants of Pakistan Navy, his salary is BPS-17.
The rank of Lieutenant in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to SUB LIEUTENANT (S/Lt) in Pakistan Navy and FLYING OFFICER in Pakistan Air Force
The caption is presented by three crowns, and his salary is BPS-17. Caption leads one company in a unit. Army’s caption, Lieutenant of Pakistan Air Force and Lieutenant of the Pakistan Navy are the equivalent.
The rank of Caption in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to LIEUTENANT in Pakistan Navy and FLIGHT LIEUTENANT in Pakistan Air Force
A Major is selected as an operational officer afterward it’s a junior rank in Commissioned Officers. Major controls the army if Lieutenant Colonel is not available. Major is presented by One crescent and star. and his salary is BPS-18.
The rank of Major in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to LIEUTENANT COMMANDER in Pakistan Navy and SQUADRON LEADER in Pakistan Air Force.
Lieutenant Colonel is presented by One crown, a crescent, and a star. His salary is BPS-18.
The rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to COMMANDER in Pakistan Navy and WING COMMANDER in Pakistan Air Force
The rank of the colonel is equivalent to the Group Captains of Pakistan Air Force and Captains of Pakistan Navy. His is presented by two crowns, one crescent, and one star. And his salary is BPS-19, now we further discuss General Officers of the Pakistani Army, in which brigadiers are also included.
Brigadier is presented by a crescent, three crowns, and one star. and his salary is BPS-20. Brigade commander’s pay is also the same as commodores and air commodores.
The rank of Brigadier in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to COMMODORE in Pakistan Navy and AIR COMMODORE in Pakistan Air Force
The Major General rank of the army is the same as the rank of Rear-Admiral in the Pakistani navy and Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) in the Pakistani air force. Major General is presented by One crossed baton and one crown also known as Two-Star generals.
The Lieutenant-General rank of the army is the same as the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Navy and Air Marshal of the Air Force. Lieutenant-General is presented by A cross-banded baton, a crescent, and a star, also known as Three-Star Generals, and leads the entire military.
A corp consisted of three divisions. But there are also two corps in one division.
The highest rank of the army in general, which is presented by crossed baton, a crescent, and a star, also known as Four-Star General. Two generals are controlling the army at present, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, and General Asif Ghafoor, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The rank of General in the Pak Army is equivalent rank to ADMIRAL in Pakistan Navy and AIR CHIEF MARSHAL in Pakistan Air Force
In Pakistani history, only one person has ever achieved the rank of Field Marshal and no one has ever been able to accomplish this. This rank is sometimes referred to as a Field Marshal or Five-Star Officer. The rank is higher than General, the insignia being two crossed batons and one crescent star both on separate wreaths of oak leaves.