Shahid got his bachelors and Masters in economics from Northern Illinois University, USA. After his return to Pakistan, he joined Finance Division as consultant under PSCBP till June 2010. He then joined BISP as payment coordinator in July and remained there till October 2012. His interest is not limited to one specific area of economics, although economic history and microeconomics remain his prefer study areas. He randomly contributes to newspaper through his articles and his personal blog.