Antiquities Act, 1975 PDF

Antiquities Act, 1975

Here is Antiquities Act, 1975 pdf. It is an act to repeal and re-enact the law relating to the preservation and protection of antiquities. It was enacted in 1975.

Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 14th January 1976

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 10th January 1976, and is hereby published for general information:

Whereas it is expedient to repeal and re-enact the law relating to the preservation and protection of antiquities and to provide for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto:

It is hereby enacted as follows:

1. Short title, extent, and commencement,

a. (i) This Act may be called the Antiquities Act, 1975.

b. It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

c. It shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions, In this act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,

a. “Advisory Committee” means the Advisory Committee constitutes under section 3;

b. “Ancient” means belonging or relating to any period prior to May 1875;

c. “Antiquity” means –

i. Any ancient product of the human activity, movable or immovable illustrative of art, architecture, crafts, custom, literature, morals, politician religion, warfare or science or of any aspect of civilization r culture,

ii. Any ancient object or site of historical, ethnographical, anthropological, military, or scientific interest,

iii. Any national monument, and

iv. Another object or class of such objects declared by the Federal Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to be an antiquity for the purposes, of this Act;

d. “Dealer” means a person engaged in the business of buying and selling antiquities; and “del in antiquities means to carry on such business;

e. “Director”: means the Director of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan, and includes an officer authorized by him to exercise or perform all or any of the power or functions of the Director under this Act;

f. “Export” means taking out of Pakistan by land, sea, or air;

g. “Immovable antiquity” means antiquity of any of the following descriptions, namely:

i. Any archaeological deposit on land or underwater,

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