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Romanian singer Akcent has sent best wishes to former Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Asif Ghafoor on his promotion to the rank of the Lieutenant-General on Wednesday.

The singer took to his Twitter account to extend felicitation to Lt. Gen Ghafoor on his promotion. “Congratulations to you my friend for being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General @peaceforchange I can’t wait to have the Fantastic cup of tea again. #AsifGhafoor #ISPR #Akcent,” wrote the singer on his Twitter account.

The tweet has generated delightful appreciation from Pakistanis across the globe. Pakistani Twitter used the opportunity to mock India and Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on social media. The catchphrase, ‘fantastic tea’ became viral on social media after Wing Commander Abhinandan uttered it on video after he was captured by Pakistan Army as his jet was shot down in Pakistani territory.

Last year, Akcent had met the then DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor in Pakistan. The singer had shared the video of his visit to ISPR Headquarters on his Twitter account, which showed DG ISPR and Adrian Sena warmly embracing each other.

Read more: DG ISPR & Akcent had Pakistan’s World Famous ‘Fantastic Tea’ Together

Akcent had reached Pakistan for a concert in Lahore last year. He had announced his visit to Pakistan in a hilarious way, taking a dig at the captured Indian pilot.

Akcent was scheduled to perform at Governor House Punjab in association with the Voice of Kashmir platform. The singer went on to thank the Prime Minister Imran Khan, Governer Punjab, CM Punjab and Chairman Women Development Task Force Punjab, Ms. Tanzila Imran Khan. He also tagged DG ISPR in his tweets.

DG ISPR reciprocated the gesture by extending an invitation to meet over a cup of tea.

Read more: Akcent gets an official invite for Tea Cup from DG ISPR

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