V Corps (Pakistan)

V Corps
Active 1975 - Present
Country  Pakistan
Allegiance  Pakistan Army
Branch Active Duty
Type Army Corps
Role Combined arms formation
Tactical headquarters element
Size 60,000+ approximately (though this may vary as units are rotated)
Part of Southern Military Command of Pakistan Army
HQ/Command Control Headquarter Karachi, Sindh Province
Nickname(s) Sindh Corps
The V Corps
Colors Identification Red, White and Gold
Engagements Operation Blue Fox
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Balochistan conflict
Decorations Military Decorations of Pakistan Military
Corps Commander Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar
GEN Ahsan Saleem Hyat
GEN Asif Nawaz
LTG Arif Bangash
LTG Muzaffar Usmani

The V Corps, also known as Victory Corps, is an administrative corps of Pakistan Army assigned in Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan. The V Corps is the only corps that is stationed in the Sindh Province, while the II Strike Corps and the IV Corps are both stationed in Punjab Province. It is headquartered in Karachi, and currently commanded by Lieutenant-General Naveed Mukhtar.


The Corps was raised in 1975 to command Pakistani units in the entire of Sindh and some parts of southern Punjab and eastern Balochistan. The corps was heavily used in the Sindh anti-dacoity operations in the rural Sindh and the anti-terrorism operations in the urban Sindh during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. The Corps played an important role in 1999 coup d'état led by Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Pervez Musharraf. The coup removed the democratically elected government of Prime minister Nawaz Shariff in 1999.

List of commanders

  1. Lt Gen Mohammad Akbar Khan, 1974 – March 1976
  2. Lt Gen Jehanzeb Arbab, March 1976 – January 1978
  3. Lt Gen Iqbal Khan, January 1978 – September 1978
  4. Lt Gen Sadiq-ul-Rashid Mohammad Abbasi, September 1978 – March 1980
  5. Lt Gen Ahmad Jamal Khan, March 1980 – March 1984
  6. Lt Gen Ahmad Shamim Khan, March 1984 – March 1988
  7. Lt Gen Asif Nawaz, March 1988 – March 1991
  8. Lt Gen Arif Bangash, March 1991 – 1992
  9. Lt Gen Naseer Akhtar, 1992 – 1994
  10. Lt Gen Lehrasab Khan, 1994 – May 2002
  11. Lt Gen Afzal Janjua, May 1997 – October 1998
  12. Lt Gen Muzaffar Usmani, October 1998 – May 2001
  13. Lt Gen Tariq Waseem Ghazi, May 2001 – January 2004
  14. Lt Gen Ahsan Saleem Hyat, January 2004 – October 2004
  15. Lt Gen Syed Athar Ali, October 2004 – April 2006
  16. Lt Gen Ahsan Azhar Hayat Khan, April 2006 – October 2008
  17. Lt Gen Shahid Iqbal, October 2008 – October 2010
  18. Lt Gen Muhammad Zahirul Islam, October 2010 – March 2012
  19. Lt Gen Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry, March 2012 – November 2013
  20. Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani, November 2013 – October 2014
  21. Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, October 2014 – present

Order of battle

The order of battles of the corps is as follows:

External links

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