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How a Font Could Surrogate a Govt

The Panama leak connected Nawaz Sharif with two objectionable properties in London.

When the case went to Pakistani supreme court, Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz submitted two documents in the court. The documents were dated back to 2006 and were supposed to prove that Sharif’s family had nothing to do with the properties in London.

The blunder:

It may be worth mentioning that while the documents submitted dated back to 2006, they were written in Calibri, a font that was not commercially available before January 31, 2007.

Microsoft Word used Times New Roman (font) as its default font before 2007. From Office 2007 and onwards Calibri was made the default font for Microsoft Word.

This proved that the documents submitted by Sharif’s family were fake and forged.

There were also other evidences against Sharif, but the font blunder significantly weakened his case in Pakistan Supreme Court.

(Sharif’s family lost the case and on 28 July 2017, Sharif was disqualified from public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Sharif submitted his resignation on the following day.)

How a simple Microsoft Word font could surrogate a government!

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