In 2008, Sheikh produced Kandhar Break - political thriller set in 1999 which tells the story of an Englishman who, dictated by circumstances, must escape the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. While filming a night seen in the desert, a group associated with the Taliban attacked the Pakistani members of the film crew. Four of the crew members were shot while leaving the compound and arriving at the set; they all survived. Much like lead character of the movie, director David Whitney and his crew were forced to leave Pakistan with the help of local security forces. Only 75% of the shoot was completed by then. Later, Sheikh arranged funding for the remaining part that was filmed in Tunisia.
Sheikh was approached by Jami, director and writer of Moor, to play the role of an old man whose family was affected by the closure of a Railway Station in Zhob Valley, Baluchistan. In preparation of the role, Sheikh gained a lot of weight and changed his posture and walking style. He described his role as "genuinely challenging", yet didn't charge a dime for the project since he believed the film would open doors for young actors of Baluchistan.