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Pakistan, Dec 17 (Canadian-Media): Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death on Tuesday, by a Pakistani court, in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, media reports said.
The ruling by a three-judge panel being anonymous, one of the judges had opposed the death sentence, according to Akhtar Sheikh, one of the lawyers of Musharraf.
Musharraf had been found guilty of imposing a state of emergency, suspending constitution and came to power after ousting former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a 1999 bloodless coup.
Musharraf has been out of the country since 2016 and at present was in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was sentenced in absentia.
He left Pakistan on bail earlier this month to travel to London for medical treatment.
After the sentence was announced, Prime Minister Imran Khan's government said it would reportedly review in detail the verdict before commenting on it.