LAUSANNE: The Olympics Committee has decided that the London Olympics torch will not come to Pakistan due to security reasons, on Friday.
Representing peace, unity and friendship, the flame will be carried by 8000 inspirational torchbearers all across the world however the torch will not pass through Pakistan as the security situation in the country has been unstable in recent years.
Secretary Pakistan Olympics Committee also confirmed the report saying that the prestigious torch will not come to Pakistan for the next Olympics.
The event is to be held next year in British capital.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch has been designed by East Londoner's Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
Earlier China’s state media has questioned the ability of London’s embattled police to “maintain social order” for the 2012 Olympics after Britain suffered its worst riots in decades.
More than 1,100 people have been arrested since violence erupted on Saturday in the north London district of Tottenham and then spread to other British cities, leaving three people dead.
“Although officials such as London Mayor Boris Johnson still express their faith in security at the Olympics after the riots, many unfavourable factors exist that make it hard for people to relax,” said http://www.china.com.cn.
(Read: China questions Olympics security after UK riots)
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