How Microsoft's Calibri font doomed Sharif family in Panama Case

12:49 PM | 11 Jul, 2017
How Microsoft's Calibri font doomed Sharif family in Panama Case
ISLAMABAD - The embattled Sharif family that faced hindrances in substantiating their claims regarding their offshore assets missed a key point regarding the use of 'fonts' in their backdated documents leading to reputational damage.

The six-member Joint Investigation Team that probed offshore assets of Sharif family not only interrogated the wheeling and dealing of the family but also inspected the documents rigorously and found out that the ruling family submitted fake documents.

How the high-powered inquiry panel assumed that the documents were fake is a classic case in itself.

The 'intelligent' members of Joint Investigation Team, after having received the documents from Maryam Nawaz, forwarded the documents to a British forensic handwriting firm which revealed that the font used by the respondent in its documents had not been made available by Microsoft at the time.

Maryam while appearing before the team submitted two certified declarations regarded as 'original copy' about the Nescoll /Neilson and Coomber group, which according to her dated back to 2006.

However, when JIT approached 'The Radley Forensic Document Laboratory' the forensic expert Robert W Radley examined the documents and concluded that the font 'Calibri' in which the document was typed, was not made public by Microsoft before January 2007, though Maryam Nawaz claimed that the copies were original and from the year 2006.

What baffled the six-member inquiry panel was the conclusion of forensic team that the font was not available for commercial users before 2007, but Maryam Nawaz had managed to use the font in documents dating back to 2006.

The font fisaco emphasised the assumptions of JIT members that the documents were forged in a bid to bolster the money trail 'illegally'.

Soon after the 'font' portion of JIT report went viral, Twitterati took aim at Maryam Nawaz in a hilarious manner.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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