Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani, Federal Minister for Culture was born on November 15, 1946 in Mirpurkhas, Sindh and is politically affiliated with the PPPP. Previously he has served as MPA Sindh Assembly, and MNA from 1993 to 1996 and 1997 to 1999.
He did his Masters of Science in Agriculture in the year 1972 and works as an agriculturist. Married, with 2 sons and 2 daughters, he has traveled to U.S.A, U.K, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, Dubai, Srilanka and Thailand. Reading books is his favorite past time.