Director-General, College Education, Sindh
Dr Shaikh served as the first Director-General (Colleges) Sindh as well as Provincial Education Manager (PEM) (Colleges) Sindh. He was responsible for management of 238 public sector colleges in the province through five regional directors. In that capacity he streamlined the academic and administrative structure of college education in the province. One of his most important initiatives was about induction of new books in the college libraries of the province. The task of selecting the books for 238 college libraries was entrusted to a 9-member committee of scholars from various fields with the vice-chancellor of the University of Karachi in chair. He also organized the first ever workshop on What subjects should be taught in colleges, which was attended by representatives of all the stakeholders including students, teachers and parents.