Trial opens in Paris into 'Karachi affair' funding scam

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The trial of six former high-ranking French government officials accused of taking part in the secret siphoning off of funds from arms sales to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to finance the presidential election campaign of former prime minister Edouard Balladur has opened in Paris.

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The trial of six men accused of involvement in one of France’s longest-running political scandals, linked to a suicide bombing that killed 15 people, opened in Paris on Monday, reports The Guardian.