Panama case: Defiant Nawaz Sharif says he won't quit

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But the font's creator, a Dutch designer named Lucas De Groot, told AFP in a statement that it was "unlikely" Calibri had been used in any official documents in 2006. But Pakistan "does not need and can not afford the distraction of an incumbent Prime Minister fighting corruption charges in the courts".

Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah has said Prime Minister must resign for the sake of democracy in light of charges levelled in the Panama case Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report.

The Panamagate JIT has accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Sharif of presenting fake documents to the probe team, which it said is a criminal offence. The company said that Calibri was delivered to Microsoft in finished form in 2004 and that the first public betas to include it were released in 2006.

Sharif pointed to the opposition parties who have been demanding his resignation following the release of the report, and said, "The people of Pakistan have elected me and only they can remove me from this post". However, the ruling party leaders remarked that they will contest the "concocted" report in the Supreme Court.

Why? Because the documents - which were allegedly forged to hide her ownership of overseas properties - were in Calibri font which wasn't publicly available until 2007.

The petitioners had claimed that the prime minister lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies, which led to the acquisition of four apartments in London s upscale Park Lane neighbourhood. Maryam had rejected the report, saying, "JIT report REJECTED".

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Mr. Sharif will be challenging the JIT report in the Supreme Court.

Sharif, the son of an industrialist, has denied wrongdoing and said his family's wealth was acquired legally.

The JIT, in its report, highlighted that Sharif was "non-committal" about two letters furnished to the Supreme Court by the former Qatari prime minister about financial dealing.

Sharif was originally nurtured by the military as a civilian politician who would protect their interests, and he served as prime minister twice in the 1990s.

"Pakistanis on Twitter were quick to mock the Sharif family's lapse of judgment, and the hashtag #CalibriGate soon went viral, with tweets like, "Always do corruption in Arial", "#Calibri is our very own Covfefe", and "Cause of Death: "Calibri". The bench had also ordered the attorney general that the federation may itself decide about constitution of commission to initiate inquiry and proceed against the person in accordance with law.

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