Olympic torch due in Pakistan on Wednesday

April 14th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Apr.14 (ANI): Pakistan will receive the Olympic Torch in Islamabad early on Wednesday morning from Muscat, Lt-Gen (retired) Arif Hassan, the president of Pakistan Olympic Association, said on Monday.
He said that security personnel would run alongside the torch on the premises of a sprawling sports complex.
Lt. General (retired) Hassan had earlier announced plans for the torch relay to pass along a broad, tree-lined avenue in the heart of Islamabad.
Addressing a news conference, he was quoted by the Dawn as saying that the change in the schedule was necessitated to help the organizers hold the relay smoothly.
Keeping all the environments in view, we felt that this would be something that we can handle in a better way, Lt. General (retired) Hassan added.
Meanwhile in Beijing, visiting Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told university students that it was wrong to politicise the Beijing Olympics.
Any attempt by anyone to disrupt the process of the torch relay and create ill will is condemned by Pakistan, he said. (ANI)

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