Introduction

Born in Khairpur Mirs district of Sindh on 14 October 1961, Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh is the current Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi. He graduated in engineering from Mehran University of

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh


Professional Achievements

Born in Khairpur Mirs district of Sindh on 14 October 1961, Dr. Mohammad Ali Shaikh is the current Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi. He graduated in engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro in 1985 and earned his PhD in Mass Communication also from University of Karachi.

Dr. Ali Shaikh has been Assistant Professor and Deputy Provost at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro and taught the subject of Print Media at the Institute of Business Management, Karachi. He also edited Science magazine and served as an anchor person on current affair shows of Pakistan television during 1990-94.

Dr. Ali Shaikh has also served in four different departments of Sindh Government as Director of Colleges, Director Ombudsman, Director Coastal and other departments of the state. He has served as Director, SZABIST Center for Information and Research, Karachi, Director-General, Sindh Ombudsman's Secretariat, Director-General, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Director-General, Sindh Coastal Development Authority and Director-General (Colleges) Sindh as well as Executive District Officer (Higher Education) in Karachi City District Government. He was Chairman, Sindh Textbook Board, Jamshoro and Administrator Sheikh Sultan Trust, Karachi. Additionally he is the chairperson of FOIA Pakistan.

He has written several books on subjects relating to education and communication, biographies of leading personalities of South Asian origin. He has written articles on issues relating to his areas of interest in Daily Dawn and other publications. Also, Satellite Television & Social Change in Pakistan; A Case Study of Rural Sindh, the book discusses the role of satellite television in bringing social change in Pakistan through a case study of rural Sindh.

Benazir Bhutto; A Political Biography, Published by Orient Books Publishing House as an international edition in 2000, the book traces back the origin as well as past of Bhutto family, Benazir Bhutto's childhood at Karachi and Rawalpindi, her education abroad and her political apprenticeship under charge of her father Z. A. Bhutto. The book covers her circumstances that brought her to power in 1988 as the first ever popularly elected woman Prime Minister in any Muslim country, and traces the events that marked her two stints in power elaborating the causes of her removal from the power the two times. The book has been translated in many languages.