Jul 262015
 
 July 26, 2015  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Syed Raza Hassan reports:

The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by Dec. 1 for “security reasons”, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Friday.

Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people, is plagued by militancy, criminal gangs and drug traffickers.

“PTA has issued directions to local mobile phone operators to close BlackBerry Enterprise Services from Nov. 30 on security reasons,” an official with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said in a text message.

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