Blackberry says 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.
"Pakistan?s demand was not a question of public safety; we are more than happy to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations of criminal activity," Blackberry said. "Rather, Pakistan was essentially demanding unfettered access to all of our BES customers' information. The privacy of our customers is paramount to BlackBerry, and we will not compromise that principle."
BlackBerry added that although the Pakistani government?s directive was aimed only at the company's BES servers, it has ecided to exit the market altogether.