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RIM refuses to share BlackBerry data between Haqqani and Ijaz

business Updated: Jan 16, 2012 19:49 IST

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has rejected Pakistan's request for details of communications between former envoy Husain Haqqani and Mansoor Ijaz related to the memo scandal.

Attorney General Anwar-ul-Haq informed a Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission, which is investigating the memo issue, that Canada-based RIM had refused to provide data of the communications between Ijaz and Haqqani.

RIM had informed the Pakistan government that under its privacy policy, BlackBerry data could be released only if a request was made by customers who were involved in the communications, Haq said.

RIM would not provide such data to a third party, he said. Besides, RIM had informed the government that it did not store some of the data that was being sought by the

commission, such as SMS messages and emails, the panel was informed.

The Attorney General further told the commission that authorities had been unable to find Haqqani's two BlackBerry sets at his former office and home in the US.

Haqqani has said that he left the sets behind in the US when he returned to Pakistan last year.

Haqqani was forced to quit after Ijaz made public the alleged memo that sought US help to stave off a feared military coup in Pakistan after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May last year.