Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

Top 10 Greatest Military Commander Generals In History Of Pakistan


Military Commander General or Chief of army Staff is the man who manage whole forces of the country so army and military forces depends on the decisions of the COAS because he is the head of the military forces of the country, The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army is known as the four-star rank appointment in the Pakistan Army.

which is held by the higher-ranking four-star rank officer appointed or selected by the President of Pakistan, on the basis of a summary sent by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, The Chief of Army Staff post has traditionally been vested with proportionately more powers because of the persistent military takeovers in the country. As it is the highest and most esteemed four-star obligation, except the four-star officer is allotted as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

So here is the list of top 10 greatest Military Commander Generals in the history of Pakistan.

10: Douglas Gracey

Pakistan is an Islamic county but first as well as second Chief of Army Staff of Islamic Republic of Pakistan was British in which Douglas Gracey is included which second COAS of Pakistan and also considered as one of the greatest commander General in the history of Pakistan, General Sir Douglas David Gracey was born on 3 September 1894 as he was also included in both world wars. He was appointed as Chief of army Staff of Pakistan on 11 February 1948 and retired on 16 January 1951 so he was born in the house of English parents but in India therefore he has also capabilities to hold this position very well so he remained COAS of Pakistan for three years until his retirement.


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9: Tikka Khan

General Tikka Khan is another great Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan as he was born on 7 July 1915, Tikka Khan, HQA, HJ, SPk was a four star or highest rank general in the Pakistan Army who has also devoted his life as the first Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Military from 3 March 1972 to 1 March 1976 for about four years. So his duty was not end but after retiring from the Army he was allotted to the cabinet position of protection and Security Advisor in Prime Minister Z.A. Bhutto’s management. He, along with Secretary General of Defense Mr. Ghulam Ishaq Khan oversaw the beginning of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons project in Kahuta as according to Dr. A.Q. Khan, unintentionally, the decision to construct A.Q. Khan’s lab in Kahuta was also made in the days of Genler Tikka who was from Kahuta.


8: Muhammad Musa

General Muhammad Musa Khan Hazara H.Pk., IDC, HQA, HJ, MBE, was the fourth Commander-in-Chief or Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army as he was born in 1908 so he succeeded at this post after Field Marshal Ayub Khan, who took over the office of President of Pakistan, so after departure from the Pakistan Army, he also served as fourth Governor of the erstwhile West Pakistan Province from 1966 to 1969 despite of this also the tenth Governor of Baluchistan Province from 1985 to 1991. He died in office as Governor of Baluchistan in 1991 so he was also considered as one of the great leader both as COAS and Governor.


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7: Mirza Aslam Baig

One of the most talented Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan which is none other than Mirza Aslam Baig which made his name in the hearts of people therefore people remind him till now as he was born on 2 August 1931 so he served as Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan from 1988 to 1991 because he came on this post after the air crash of General Zia Ul Haq. In 1987 he was appointed as the Vice Chief of Army Staff, so according to American military authors which regarded Baig as ‘mild but bookish general’ enthusiastic to drive the country towards the tracks of true democracy despite of this h was also considered as unpredictable General therefore he was known as professional soldier of the Pakistan Army.


6: Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is another one of the greatest military commander General in the history of Pakistan as he was born on 20 April 1952; he served Pakistan Army for almost 42 years in which he was Chief of Army Staff from 29 November 2007 to 29 November 2013. He came on this seat after the retirement of General Parvez Musharraf so despite of this he also holds the charge of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for two months from October to November 2013, in addition to all these posts he also served as Director General of Inter Service Intelligence, he has to retire in 2010 but Prime Minister Yousaf raza Gilani extended his term as Chief Of Army Staff and he was first in the history of Pakistan to receive extension.



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5: General Yahya Khan

Agha Muhammad Yahya which is widely known as Yahya Khan was a Pakistani general who also served as the 3rd President of Pakistan from 1969 in anticipation of East Pakistan’s secession to Bangladesh in 1971 and also Pakistan’s defeat in the Indo Pakistani war of the same year, he was born on 4 February 1971 as he is considered as one of the most intelligent man so he is also second Martial Law administrator in the history of Pakistan, he succeeded on this post of Chief of Army Staff after the retirement of General Ayub Khan so he also remained president of Pakistan so due to his services he was awarded with many awards like Nishan E Pakistan and many more, he was died in 1980.


4: Zia Ul Haq

General Muhammad Zia Ul Haq is also considered as one of the greatest Military Commander of Pakistan but he was not much liked by the public due to some issues like hang of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he was born on 12 August 1924 so he was also Martial Law Administrator so he was also longest serving president in the history of Pakistan because he remained on this seat for almost 11 years until his death in 1988. Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto appointed him as the Chief of Army Staff in 1976 so he lift Martial law in 1985 and he appointed Muhammad khan Junejo as the prime Minister of the country so he died in air crash in 1988.


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3: Ayub Khan

General Muhammad Ayub Khan which is commonly known as Ayub khan is also one of the most popular Military commander in the history of Pakistan as he is also first local Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan and he is only Field Marshal of Pakistan Army, so he is also first Martial Law Administrator of Pakistan as well as second president of Pakistan. One of the best successes in his era is steel mill so he was also remained president of the country for 11 years from 1958 to 1969 so he also cancelled the first official Constitution of the country, he also defeat Fatima Jinnah in Presidential Elections in 1965 but he was obligatory to resigned in 1969 so he was died in 1974.


2: Pervez Musharraf

One of the most enthusiastic, intelligent and systematic military Commander in the history of Pakistan which is none other than General parvez Musharraf as he was born on 11 August 1943 in Delhi, he also served as Chief of Army Staff as well as Chairman joint chiefs so he is also Martial Law Administrator which broke the assemblies in 1999 so he was also appointed as the president of Pakistan in 2001 but he retired from the military services in 2007 but from president seat in 2008. He was also considered as the mastermind of Kargil war 1999 so he was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff in 1998 by Prime Minister Nawaz sharif so he is considered as the most intelligent man in the world.


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1: Raheel Sharif

Man with power, enthusiasm, intelligent, number one Military Commander in the world, patriotic, man with peace we are talking about the current Chief of Army Staff, Mard e Momin General Raheel sharif as he is the 15th highest rank officer of Pakistan, he is not only number greatest Military commander of Pakistan but also of the world, he was born on 16 June 1956. As this man has most prominent military background because his brother major Shabbir Sharif and his uncle Major Aziz Bhatti has got the highest award of the Pakistan Army Nishan E Haider which were the heroes of Pak-Indo war 1971 and 1965 respectively so he is also brother of Captain Mumtaz Sharif, he is serving as the COAS of Pakistan Army since 2013. So one thing, words are not enough for the history of this great military commander.


Top 10 Greatest Military Commander Generals In History Of Pakistan
Rank Name
1 Raheel Sharif
2 Pervez Musharraf
3 Ayub Khan
4 Zia Ul Haq
5 General Yahya Khan
6 Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
7 Mirza Aslam Baig
8 Muhammad Musa
9 Tikka Khan
10 Douglas Gracey
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