Karachi submarine case: ex-PM Balladur faces trial in France


Balladur to face trial for allegedly diverting commissions on arms sales to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to his failed 1995 presidential election bid.

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Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur and an ex-defence minister are to stand trial over the so-called Karachi affair - a submarine deal with Pakistan in the mid-1990s which allegedly involved secret commissions.