Memogate: RIM database records information for last 90 days only

Published: April 17, 2012
The investigation commission had asked Haqqani to write a letter to RIM, allowing them access to his account data.  PHOTO: FILE

The investigation commission had asked Haqqani to write a letter to RIM, allowing them access to his account data. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has said that it cannot provide records of Husain Haqqani’s conversations with Mansoor Ijaz because its database only stores information for last 90 days, Express News reported on Tuesday.  

The judicial commission probing the memogate scandal had asked Haqqani to write a letter of consent to RIM, allowing them to access his account to extract records of his conversations with Ijaz, the self-proclaimed whistle-blower of the Memogate scandal.

“Yes, Haqqani has formally written to RIM to waive his privacy in compliance with the commission’s orders,” Zahid Bukhari, the attorney for Haqqani, had told The Express Tribune.

He said his client has given full authority to RIM to email the data either to him (Haqqani) or to his email account, since RIM’s policy forbids sending data to a third party.

Commission rejects Haqqani’s adjournment application

The Judicial Commission had also rejected Haqqani’s adjournment application. The commission further directed the government to ascertain a list of his property details and submit it before the court by April 26.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • current
    Apr 17, 2012 - 7:42PM

    i believe they call it gameover


  • Cautious
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:16PM

    What amazes me is that any prosecutor could have contacted RIM and discovered it’s policies with a simple phone call — like every Pakistani Commission this one seems bent on dragging things out forever after everyone knows the outcome. They have insufficient evidence to convict Haqqani and he’s not stupid enough to provide them with the rope to hang himself – the best they can do is hit him with something punitive for not groveling sufficiently before the Commission. It’s like a bad soap opera — time to move on.


  • Khalid Aziz Chaudhary
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:43PM

    We are excellent at wasting our time.


  • sunder khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:50PM

    Haqqani had intentionally delayed his letter to RIM because he knew that it will not be available after a certain period.


  • ahmed
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:12PM

    @Khalid Aziz Chaudhary:
    wasting time & MONEY for nothing. i wonder if electronic data can be viewed as proof. what kind of peoples who are pursuing this case. No sense


  • Bill
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:14PM

    @sunder khan: AGREED.


  • Raza
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:18PM

    @sunder kahn : your logic seems to be flawed. The incident happened in May 2011. The formation of the Commission and the inquiry into BBM messages came way after the 90 day expiry period. Thus even if the Commission on the first day of its commencement into the issue had asked for a record of the messages from RIM, the 90 day period had well been passed. Blaming such acts, which could not possibly have been intended by Haqqani, on Mr. Haqqani shows that you either are not well versed with the facts of the case, or you are just a critic of the government without any logical arguments.
    Mr. Haqqani served our country very well and you should be proud of his services and not take Mr. Ijaz’s words (whose character is highly questionable) over his.
    Time to realise who really are guilty and absolve the innocent of frivolous accusations.


  • Umer
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Mansoor Ijaz’s BB has all the information as to what he sent to and received from Haqani. What more is needed?


  • Mirza
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:24PM

    Everybody but our learned judges and generals knew that it is a waste of time and RIM is not going to entertain their demands. However they went whole nine yards to waste time, money and national reputation by making the country a laughing stock. The courts are doing exactly the same with the letter to Swiss court. They are only going to laugh and ignore it. Like the cautious said above the courts wanted these (HH, PM, etc.) to grovel and bow down before the PCO judges, nothing more than that but at what cost?


  • Apr 18, 2012 - 1:33AM

    Tribune is the best website of world I love it :)


  • Ahmed HM
    Apr 19, 2012 - 12:15AM

    @Job Work:
    Lolza !
    You are very funny !!! :D


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