Akcent congratulates Asif Ghafoor on promotion to rank of Lt-Gen

I can't wait to have the Fantastic cup of tea again, says the lead singer of Romanian band

Social Desk November 25, 2020

After Asif Ghafoor was elevated to lieutenant general by the Pakistan Army, Romanian music artist Akcent, Adrian Sina, congratulated him on the promotion and could not help but take another dig at at Indian fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by looking forward to sharing "another fantastic cup of tea" with his "friend".

Six major generals were promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar.

Those promoted include former DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, Major General Akhtar Nawaz, Major General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat, Major General Salman Fayyaz Ghani, Major General Sarfraz Ali and Major General Muhammad Ali, the military's media wing said.

Lt Gen Ghafoor has amassed his own fan following on social media with #Asifghafoor becoming the top trend on Pakistani Twitter after the news broke.

Last year, the artist sat down for a cup of tea with Ghafoor, who was serving as the head of t he ISPR at the time in Rawalpindi.

After announcing that his band would be playing in Lahore on November 24, 2019, at the Governor House, the singer had shared he would love to have a meet Lt Gen Ghafoor.

The military's spokesperson had responded to his tweet inviting the singer to the office. "A fantastic cup of tea is scheduled in my office," he said.

Akcent posted a video to Twitter on Monday where he is seen sipping a cup of tea and "discovers once again that Pakistani tea is fantastic".

The musician can be seen standing in front of a board of Pakistan's victories including a picture of the captured Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.


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