If he hasnt filed the return, than his name will not be in the list. I didnt file the return until july this year but than I had to book an altis for myself. What I did was went on the efbr website and filed the return on 13 july. Sent an email to FBR the same day and asked them to include my name in the active tax payer's list. They replied to wait and they will get back with am answer. After 3 days they asked me to contact on another email address about the issuewl which i did but didnt get any reply from them. I downloaded the active tax payers list from the fbr website after 4 to 5 days in hope that my name may show in it and fortunately it was in there. I went to the toyota ravi and asked them to check my name now in the list but they refused to download the new list from fbr website by saying that they are validating names from the list provided by indus. Than I went to toyota garden, met the sales manager explained him the whole scenario, opened FBR website on his computer and got the new list downloaded after which he said that we didnt know this list is available on fbr website. So they booked my car and charged me tge filers advance tax which was 75000.
Try your luck by filing it now,,the list gets updated automatically after 15 days or so.