Judges step up hunt for the phantom figure behind the Karachi Affair

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Two French judges in charge of the political corruption case, Renaud Van Ruymbeke and Roger Le Loire, are searching for Abdul Rahman Al Assir, a Lebanese-born businessman and arms intermediary whose companies received millions of euros in commissions from the sale of French submarines to Pakistan and frigates to Saudi Arabia.