Wah cantt -  Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC), the representative body of the Sikh community living in Pakistan, on Monday rejects the Sikh religious Nanakshahi Calendar for the year 2015-16, which is amended by SGPC Amritsar, India, and announced that Pakistani Sikh community would remain intact to old calendar and celebrates all the religious events accordingly.

President PSGPC Sardar Sham Singh along with other representatives of the Sikh community while talking to newsmen here on Monday at Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal, the second holiest place of the Sikh religion, has said that Sikh community living in Pakistan has unanimously accepted the original Nanakshahi Calendar released in 2003 from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and since then it has been celebrating all Gurpurabs and observing other historic holy days in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar 2003. He further said that PSGPC has already rejected the amendments made in 2010 by the SGPC and following original calendar of 2003 till date. He further said that the PSGPC has already rejected the amendments made in 2010 by the SGPC and following original calendar of 2003 till date. Singh said that the issue of Nanakshahi calendar is not an administrative or internal prerogative of the SGPC rather it is related to the entire Sikh community. He said that for any or major amendment if needed in the calendar, it is mandatory to get the approval of S. Pal Singh Purewal, who has spent years of his life to make this calendar and approval of all Sikh organizations throughout the world. Without the consent of Sikh intellectuals the Sikhs living in the various parts of the world, such amendments will never be accepted. He added that Sikhs in Pakistan and other parts of the world are not bound to follow the unethical and non-required amendment in the Nanakshahi calendar to convert it into Bikrami calendar.

On this occasion, Sardar Sham Singh announced that the Sikhs in Pakistan and PSGPC will continue to celebrate Gurpurabs (Melas) and other historic events as per 2003 Nanakshahi calendar.