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Microsoft's Calibri font, which first became widely available in 2007, is at the center of a Pakistan political scandal involving documents allegedly created in 2006. (Image: Courtesy of Blythwood via Wikimedia Commons)

Pakistani opposition parties have urged the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a Supreme Court probe into corruption allegations against his family members found "significant disparity" between their declared wealth and known sources of income.

One of the key pieces of evidence to emerge from the court-appointed Judicial Investigation Team's (JIT) work is a collection of documents submitted by Sharif's daughter Maryam.

The documents -- which Maryam Sharif presented to the JIT as having been created in 2006 -- were written in Microsoft's default Calibri font. That font was not made widely available to the public by Microsoft until the following year.

The JIT discovered the discrepancy, since touted by many in Pakistan as evidence of fraudulent evidence, after sending the documents abroad for forensic analysis. 

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