Docs ‘proving’ Pakistani prime minister’s innocence typed in computer font that didn’t exist till a year later

Docs ‘proving’ Pakistani prime minister’s innocence typed in computer font that didn’t exist till a year later
Nawaz Sharif (Image: Samaa TV)

[Ed. – Dan Rather could not be reached for comment. Neither evidently could CBS News, which is the source of this story.]

Pakistani opposition parties have urged the country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a Supreme Court probe into corruption allegations against his family members found “significant disparity” between their declared wealth and known sources of income.

One of the key pieces of evidence to emerge from the court-appointed Judicial Investigation Team’s (JIT) work is a collection of documents submitted by Sharif’s daughter Maryam.

The documents — which Maryam Sharif presented to the JIT as having been created in 2006 — were written in Microsoft’s default Calibri font. That font was not made widely available to the public by Microsoft until the following year. [Emphasis added]

The JIT discovered the discrepancy, since touted by many in Pakistan as evidence of fraudulent evidence, after sending the documents abroad for forensic analysis.

Sharif has been under pressure since documents leaked in 2016 from a Panama-based law firm disclosed that his family had offshore accounts. He’s been accused of hiding his family’s wealth by moving around money in those accounts in illegal transactions.

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