Jafar Ali Shah's hometown was in Chitral, Pakistan. Grandson of Ataliq Bahader Shah, and son of Ataliq Sarfraz Shah. He was a seasoned politician. He won all the elections he participated in. He was MLA Chitral during Zulfiqar Bhutto's era and was Member of Shoora during Zia ul Haq's era. He was the brain behind Lowari tunnel.