The news of BlackBerry exit from Pakistan has left many shocked in the country. But finally both sides agreed on same agenda and BlackBerry has decided not to leave the country. It has reversed its decision to exit Pakistan completely as Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has dropped it’s request for access to BlackBerry enterprise server e-mail and messaging content; the authorities revealed yesterday. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had asked the company according to the National Action Plan (NAP) after the sad incident of APS attack.
There are 4,000 to 5,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) in Pakistan.
BlackBerry will Remain in Pakistan; Both Parties Relents on Data-Monitoring Demands
Last month, BlackBerry showed it’s unwillingness to compromise on its customers’ privacy under any condition even if it is the matter of security. As the company said that the demand of Pakistani government to access the private data of its users, a free pass to view the private communications of anyone, at any time, was completely impossible for BlackBerry.
It must be noted here that Pakistan is not only country that demanded for access to user’s private data in the name of national security. BlackBerry provided same backdoor access to Indian few years back. There are 4,000 to 5,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) in Pakistan; hence still it is a good news for them that BlackBerry is going to stay.