Nawaz Sharif dismisses graft report; terms it as slander

How the release date of a Microsoft font became the focus of a corruption investigation in Pakistan

How the release date of a Microsoft font became the focus of a corruption investigation in Pakistan

A senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader told The Express Tribune the CM, while addressing a meeting of the parliamentary party, also advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to strengthen his legal team and fight the case whole hog.

Sharif in a statement after meeting his cabinet in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Thursday described the probe as "slander".

The JIT submitted a report to the apex court on July 10 suggesting filing of corruption cases against all persons of the Sharif family named.

The JIT team comprised members of civilian and powerful military bodies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI). In reality, it is the country's Supreme Court that is expected to decide his fate when it meets on Monday next. The JIT also declared that Mr. Sharif's children submitted forged documents and lied before the investigators.

The company was registered in Jebel Ali Freezone and this letter confirms the salaryIt looks like Nawaz Sharif is seeking the help of foreign governments.

However, Sharif remains to be defiant and rubbishes the claims that his family members have acquired illegal wealth. Media reports said the JIT concluded that the family's assets exceeded its sources of income.

Failed focus: a couple of U.S. repeated the trick from "Dirty dancing"
Sharon and Andy have a combined five children from previous marriages, and said they received some good-natured teasing. According to Sharon, Andy proposed on Christmas Day, and the pair plan to Wednesday before family and friends next year.

"Dawn.com reached out to Lucas de Groot, the designer credited with creating the font, to weigh in on whether the font was available in February 2006 (when the document was signed) or earlier, as claimed by Maryam Nawaz supporters, or 2007, as claimed by pretty much the rest of the internet", read a Dawn follow-up report.

Pointing to the opposition parties who have been demanding his resignation following the release of the report, Sharif said: "The people of Pakistan have elected me and only they can remove me from this post".

The JIT probing the Panama Papers, in its report to the supreme court, accused Shairif's wife Maryam Sharif of forgery.

"They [the Sharif family] used to say that we're presenting accounts for the last three generations for scrutiny - what we have found instead is that the report has exposed all three generations of the first family as thieves", said the PPP chairman. Sharif announced that he would not resign on demands of conspirers.

The cabinet reposed full confidence in the leadership of the prime minister and endorsed his firm decision not to step down. If he were forced to step down, his ruling PML-N party could appoint a new leader as prime minister until the polls.

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