How #Fontgate Could Bring Down The Pakistani Government

The daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, arrives to appear before an anti-corruption commission at the Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad on July 5, 2017. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Word is the world’s most ubiquitous word processor, and has been for decades. However, even some seasoned users didn’t notice that the default font in Word changed with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, from Times New Roman to Calibri. According to prosecutors in Pakistan, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is one such user, and her mixup could lead to the downfall of the Pakistani government.

What is this scandal about?

The story originates with last years Panama Papers, where it was revealed after an investigation that Sharif’s children were linked to numerous offshore accounts in the British Virgin Islands. Those accounts tied them to a number

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