A scandal in Pakistan arose when an official document found in “Calibri font” before its release date
‘Maryam Nawaz’ is the daughter of the current Prime Minister of Pakistan ‘Mian Nawaz Sharif’. She presented a document from 2006 before an investigation team which is investigating the family’s assets. The document was written in Calibri font.
She disclosed her ties to the firm Nielsen and Nescoll Ltd before the Joint Investigation Team. The only problem with the truce was that it was typed in Calibri font and the font was made available to public in 2007. While the truce belonged to some dates in 2006.
So the controversy jumped in the political arena of the country. Everyone rushed to Wikipedia to confirm the date of its release. However some of the workers were really eager to prove their prime minister right, so they edited Wikipedia to prove that.
Wikipedia was flooded with visitors and editors who edited the dates multiple times from 2007 to 2004. Although the font was developed in 2004 but it was made public with the release of Windows Vista in 2007.
Saqib Qayyum is a prominent Wikipedia editor in Pakistan. He pushed and recommended the ban on the editing of this article. He further said:
I was trying to remove the unverified information being added by anonymous people inside and outside of Pakistan. I nominated the page to be locked down due to the dispute.
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