Shaban’s father was a railway servant and had limited means to provide for his six children. After receiving a score of 727 on his matriculation exams, he applied for CARE’s scholarship program and was granted a full scholarship to pursue his Bachelor’s at the University of Punjab. He completed his Masters at the same university and later got a job as a Lecturer through the Ministry of Defense. During his posting at Cadet College, Skardu, he was given an opportunity to work as a Uniform Personnel. Today, he is serving Pakistan as a Flying Officer.