Sardar Amjad Hameed Khan Dasti, son of Sardar Abdul Hameed Khan Dasti, was born on June 7, 1918 at Gurdaspur, India. He obtained the degree of LL.B. in 1941 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. His political career started as zealous worker of Pakistan Movement and was imprisoned in 1946 in District Jail, Multan for which he was awarded with a Gold Medal. A practising lawyer and an agriculturist, who served as Vice-Chairman, Muncipal Committee and as Member District Board, Muzaffargarh for five years. He represented Pakistan at the regional cooperative Seminars held in India, Singapore and Czechoslovakia. He served as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1972-77, 1985-88, 1988-90, 1990-93, 1993-96 and 1997-99. He was nominated Member, Federal Council/Majlis-e-Shoora during Zia-ul-Haq regime. He has also functioned as Minister for Food and Agriculture and as Minister for Finance. He has returned to Punjab Assembly for the seventh term in General Elections 2002. His father served as Provincial Minister during 1948-58 in every cabinet of the Punjab and West Pakistan; and also functioned as Chief Minister, Punjab before One Unit.