Continuing our Operations in Pakistan


After productive discussions, the Government of Pakistan has rescinded its shutdown order, and BlackBerry has decided to remain in the Pakistan market.

We are grateful to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Pakistani government for accepting BlackBerry’s position that we cannot provide the content of our customers’ BES traffic, nor will we provide access to our BES servers.

We look forward to serving the Pakistani market for years to come, including introducing new products and services, and thank our valued customers in Pakistan for their patience and loyalty.

About Marty Beard

Marty Beard (MartyJBeard @ Twitter) is Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry. He is responsible for leading cross-functional operations, including Marketing, Pricing, Application Partnering, Manufacturing & Supply, Customer Care and Quality. He is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes across the organization to ensure operational excellence. Marty previously served as Chairman and CEO of cloud customer service applications provider, LiveOps, Inc. He was also President of Sybase 365, a mobile messaging and mobile commerce services unit of Sybase Inc., and Vice President for e-commerce at Oracle Corp. He has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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