Aftab is a certificated enforcement agent and has worked in the enforcement industry since 2015.

Prior to this, Aftab was a Regional Development Officer for the national voluntary sector organisation Help the Aged. For ten years he strategically managed projects to enable older people and their careers to achieve a better standard of living. He actively campaigned, researched, developed practical solutions and raised funding for the third sector organisations.

Outside work, Aftab serves the community as an Imam (Chaplain) at Birmingham Children Hospital. He provides pastoral and spiritual support to patients, their families and carers, and for staff.