Pakistan Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Pakistan military size for 2018 was 944,800.00, a 0.94% increase from 2017.
  • Pakistan military size for 2017 was 936,000.00, a 0.02% increase from 2016.
  • Pakistan military size for 2016 was 935,800.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Pakistan military size for 2015 was 935,800.00, a 1.08% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Pakistan Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 944,800.00 0.94%
2017 936,000.00 0.02%
2016 935,800.00 0.00%
2015 935,800.00 1.08%
2014 925,800.00 -2.32%
2013 947,800.00 0.00%
2012 947,800.00 0.19%
2011 946,000.00 0.00%
2010 946,000.00 2.71%
2009 921,000.00 0.00%
2008 921,000.00 0.00%
2007 921,000.00 -0.22%
2006 923,000.00 0.22%
2005 921,000.00 0.00%
2004 921,000.00 1.32%
2003 909,000.00 0.00%
2002 909,000.00 0.11%
2001 908,000.00 0.89%
2000 900,000.00 7.91%
1999 834,000.00 0.00%
1998 834,000.00 0.00%
1997 834,000.00 -0.12%
1996 835,000.00 -1.30%
1995 846,000.00 45.86%
1994 580,000.00 0.00%
1993 580,000.00 0.00%
1992 580,000.00 2.65%
1991 565,000.00 2.73%
1990 550,000.00 5.77%
1989 520,000.00 7.71%
1985 482,800.00 7.71%