7. If the Government has reasonable grounds to believe that any land contains any antiquity, it may 1[
acquire such land or any part thereof] under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), as for a public purpose.
1 The words “acquire such land or any part thereof ” were substituted for the words “direct the Provincial Government to acquire such land or any part thereof and the Provincial Government shall thereupon acquire such land or part” by section 5 of the Antiquities (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXXIII of 1976)