Calibri, Nawaz Sharif and Fontgate: How a Microsoft Typeset Could Bring down the Pakistani Government

When Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was named in the 2016 Panama Papers leak the country’s highest court began an investigation into the 43-year-old.

Sharif’s children were linked to offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands which were then used to purchase expensive property in London, and the Pakistan federal investigation agency believed the properties were bought with laundered money. Opposition figures has accused Sharif of failing to explain how he became so wealthy.

Pakistan’s Federal Investigations Agency, the country’s equivalent of the FBI, discovered that Sharif’s daughter Maryam was the sole shareholder of one of two British Virgin Island companies which had invested in high-end London property, described by the agency as “ill-gotten wealth earned through corrupt practices.” 

Now, a Microsoft font called Calibri could be the key to

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