Johnny Sins, the adult movie star whose photo was retweeted by former Pakistani High Commissioner to India as a victim of pellet guns from Kashmir, has thanked the latter for helping him get new followers on Twitter.
Basit had on Monday retweeted a photo that in which Sins was passed off as a Kashmiri man who lost his vision due to pellet injuries.
A day later, Sins took to his official Twitter account and wrote: "Shout out to @abasitpak1 for all the new twitter followers! Thanks but my vision is fine."
Pakistan-based journalist Naila Inayat tweeted screenshots of the post saying, "Former Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, mistakes Johnny Sins for a Kashmiri man who lost vision from a pellet. Unreal times these, really."
The screenshot shows Basit has retweeted a tweet with a picture and a message, "Yousuf from Ananthnag,,, lost vision due from pellet...pls raise your voice."
Former Pakistani high commissioner to India Abdul Basit, mistakes Johnny Sins for a Kashmiri man who lost vision from pellet. Unreal times these, really. pic.twitter.com/9h1X8V8TKF— Naila Inayat à¤¨à¤¾à¤¯à¤²à¤¾ à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¨à¤¾à¤¯à¤¤ (@nailainayat) September 2, 2019
However, he later deleted the tweet.
This is not the first time Pakistani officials have indulged in such goof-ups.
Last week, Pakistan Senator Rehman Malik, intended to tag United Nations in a tweet on Kashmir, but ending up tagging UNO, a card game instead.
(With inputs from agencies)
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