KARACHI Another constitutional petition was filed in Sindh High Court on Wednesday seeking the appointment of NAB Chairman as illegal. The petitioner pleaded to term the chairmans appointment as unconstitutional. The petition was filed by Rashid A Akhund. He submitted that the NAB Chairman is very important post and a neutral person who should not have political background can be considered for it, but the newly appointed chairman has close association with PPP. He stated that the choice was not on merit and it was only a political appointment. The NAB Chairman had been elected MPA twice on a PPP ticket and he had defended President Zardari in different cases as his lawyer, which was not sufficient qualification to hold this office. Pointing out the statement of the Prime Minister in which he had stated that he had not been consulted by the President while appointing the NAB chairman, he alleged that the President appointed him illegally. He alleged that the said appointment was against the Constitution. The petitioner cited President of Pakistan, the Federal Government, Federal Law Ministry, Chairman NAB and NAB office as respondents. The petitioner pleaded the court to declare the said appointment as unconstitutional, illegal unlawful, and being in violation of article 48 of the constitutional 1973. He also prayed that the impugned notification appointing Justice Deedar to the top NAB post, order a de-notification of the same and stop the new chairman from working, as interim relief. He also pleaded to declare the said appointment was violation of the Constitution and against the principles of the Holy Quran and Sunnah under Article 2A and also under Articles 3 and 5 of the Constitution, and declare that section 6(b)(i) of the NAB Ordinance is unlawful.