A politician by passion and a businessman by profession; Malik Shakeel runs outdoor advertising business. He hails from Kalyam Awan, and is son of Malik Ali Ahmed (Late).
He started his political career in 1985 under the guidance of a senior PML (N) leader: Khawaja Mehmood Ahmed Minto. Currently, his party designations include being Additional General Secretary Muslim League (N) Rawalpindi and he is also member of the Central General Council Pakistan.
Malik Shakeel Awan was awarded ticket by PMLN to run against Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed in the bye-elections held on 24th February 2010. He defeated his rival with almost 30,000 votes. He was prviously Nazim of UC 46 Rawalpindi, and is also the Parliamentary leader PML (N) in District Assembly Rawalpindi.