‘Shahzad`s blackberry phone records inaccessible’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 20:59

Islamabad: Pakistan`s main investigating
agency FIA has said the phone records of slain journalist
Saleem Shahzad were not accessible as the password to his
BlackBerry device could not be retrieved.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that the
government or Shahzad`s family will have to formally approach
the foreign cellular firm over the issue.
"Slain journalist Saleem Shahzad`s phone records could
not be accessed as the password to his BlackBerry device
cannot be retrieved," the Dawn daily reported today, quoting
FIA.

"The foreign cellular company (Shahzad used) will have to
be approached formally either by the government or by
Shahzad`s family," Shahid Nadeem Baloch, Director of FIA`s
cyber crime wing who testified yesterday before a five-member
judicial commission tasked to probe Shahzad`s murder, was
quoted as saying by the daily.
After the meeting, the commission`s information secretary
Taimur Azmat said the panel has already directed the Islamabad
Capital Territory`s inspector-general of police to contact the
company to obtain Shahzad`s password.

The commission has also tasked its member Pervaiz Shaukat
to approach the cellular company for obtaining the password
and data.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 20:59

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