He was born on 9 September 1961. He is Journalist. He is the host of Khabardaar on Express News and the former host of the satirical talk show Khabarnaak on GEO News. Previously, he hosted the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya News, before leaving Geo News channel's previous show, Khabarnaak, because of personal reservations. Aftab Iqbal approximate salary is 15 lacs RS.