Lahore: Suddle summoned for ‘harassment’
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Monday summoned federal tax ombudsman Shoaib Suddle on a petition accusing him of harassing tax officers. The petition was filed by the Faisalabad land revenue assistant commissioner Muhammad Saleem who alleged that the respondent had been harassing tax officers and asking them to collect undue tax from the taxpayers. The petitioner said the tax officers had been facing job threats and inquiries for defying ‘illegal’ orders of the ombudsman.
A law officer argued that the ombudsman had powers to summon tax officers however, but observed that the office of the tax ombudsman was not a police station where officers were summoned.