After his graduation in TV and film production, Aftab worked for several top news channels and documentary production houses, gaining a decade of experience as a director/producer and DP.
He directed Pakistan’s nation-wide travelogue series “Dil Say Pakistan” (PTV) and documentaries such as “The Story of A Banyan Tree – 9000 years of Spiritual Heritage of Pakistan” (DFID) and “Bonded Labour” (EDACE).
His short documentaries “Twinkle – Power to Change” and “Manchar – Last of the Lake People” won awards at festivals in Belgium, China and Poland and were seen in many more.
In his career Aftab has covered stories ranging from super achievers, nature & environment, women’s empowerment, governance, law & legislature, history & religion to science, education and sports.
He approaches his work with a balanced understanding off technical knowhow and hands-on skill, coupled with a clear sense of style and treatment. His experience in experimenting with the form and style of storytelling helps him to mold narratives for a maximum impact.
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