Blackberry Exits Pakistan Due To Government’s Data Requests

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Blackberry Exits Pakistan Due To Government’s Data Requests

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Blackberry is withdrawing its services and operations in Pakistan, and has ascribed ‘security concerns’ as the main cause. Earlier in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority sent out notifications to the country’s mobile phone operators stating that BlackBerry’s BES servers won’t be allowed to operate in the country starting December due to “security reasons”.

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These “security reasons” have not been specified, but speculation suggests that it has to do with the fact that the Pakistani government requested for an unrestricted access to their customers’ information/data. Blackberry refused to consent to this request and has therefore, received the notification to shut down.

“The truth is that the Pakistani government wanted the ability to monitor all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic in the country, including every BES e-mail and BES BBM message; but BlackBerry will not comply with that sort of directive.” said BlackBerry.

However, the government had only requested for Blacberry’s BES servers, the company has decided to stick to its decision of exiting the country altogether.

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  • Ishii Khan

    I have a BlackBerry mobile z10 and i belonged from Pakistan then what can i do now

  • Amit Chhutani

    Yea paki chutiye apna chutiyapa baataye bigaer baithte nai

  • Moiz Bhatti

    From That it is baned

  • Moiz Bhatti

    It was baned 6 months before
    The sim we insert in other phone
    The history goes to sim headquarters and in BlackBerry the history does not go to headquarters
    The terrors are using black berry for attacking and exposing bomb

  • Jayesh G Patel

    Aaukat pata chal gaye in bhediyo ko…mangne chale the data…lelo Babaji ka Thullu

  • Abhishek C Raveendra

    Blackberry’s aim to be most secure O.S has been given a face-lift… Hats off , may be they are only who cannot be Bribed..

  • Sukrit Jain

    A sad news for those in pakistan who bought their blackberry phones just a week ago U0001f602U0001f602