Jul 12, 2017

Pakistan's 'fontgate'

Doubt has been cast on a key document at the centre of a corruption inquiry in Pakistan because of the use of a particular typeface. Twitter users are poking fun at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz using the hashtag #FontGate. Documents from the Panama Papers suggested the beneficial owner was the Prime Minister's daughter Maryam Nawaz - who is widely seen as her father's political successor. The team investigating the case say they have spoken to a British forensic expert who says the document was typed in the Calibri font - despite the fact that Calibri wasn't commercially available until 2007. As a result they allege the document is "Fake" or "Falsified" and submitting it was a "Criminal offence" by Maryam Nawaz.

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