Why JIT Is Right About Calibri Font In Panama Case

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

A day after consultation with his core government team, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of the parliamentary party on Friday to obtain a fresh "vote of confidence" from it. This was caught after a lab expert from the United Kingdom pointed out that the document was written in the Calibri font which was not available in 2006 when the document presented by Maryam Nawaz was actually signed.

The JIT in its report said that the Calibri font used in the documents wasn't available in 2006 and hence could not have been used back then.

In their report, which has been leaked to media, the team alleged Sharif's family accumulated wealth far above its earnings, and says his children, including heir-apparent Maryam Sharif, signed falsified documents created to mask the truth.

Speaking in a meeting on Tuesday night, Mr Sharif said he will challenge the final Panamagate report submitted by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the Supreme Court.

Last year, the Panama papers revealed that three of Prime Minister Sharif's children owned offshore companies and assets not shown on his family's wealth statement.

Meanwhile, today, Sharif rubbished the JIT's findings, dismissing the report as "trash" allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings. Sharif, who has said she rejects the report's findings, has retweeted a screenshot of a Quora page saying that Calibri had been available in a Windows beta as early as 2004.

The report states that Sadfar told the JIT that he along with other family members was receiving an allowance from Mian Muhammad Sharif, the PM's father, while in exile in Jeddah and thereafter.

It was not immediately clear what action the Supreme Court would take over the report, whose recommendations are not legally binding.

The JIT submitted its report, along with two boxes of evidence, to the apex court on Monday morning amid tight security.

It said the ruling PML-N party may urge Sharif to stay on in office and Sharif may be tempted to do so, "but the toll on democracy would be too great".

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has found himself in the center of a pretty serious scandal - and the smoking gun is one of Microsoft's fonts.

Imran Khan, who is the leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, alleged that Nawaz Sharif "has now lost all moral authority" and demanded his immediate resignation.

The matter does not fall within the Supreme Court's jurisdiction, so the government may form a commission to probe the matter, the court said.

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