PESHAWAR - Top seeded Murad Ali Sunday defeated Khian Ahmad of Dera Ismail Khan to enter the 4th NBP Badminton Championship men’s singles semi-finals here at Tariq Wadood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. Nadeem Khan of Peshawar and Haroon and Kashif of Bannu took berth into the semi-finals while in the women singles, top seed Arifa, Aqsa and Beena (all sisters) from Swabi and Yousra from Abbottabad moved to the semi-finals. Murad beat Khian by 21-18, 21-12, 21-17. In the women’s singles quarterfinals, Arifa beat Kinza 3-0, Yousara beat Aliya Khan 3-0, Iqra of Swabi beat Muniza 3-0, Aqsa beat Beena 3-0. In the men’s doubles, Aamir and Kashif, Tahir and Shakir, Saddaqat and Najeeb, Murad and Nadeem, Hayat and Haroon, Fazal and Khalil, Yasir and Nasir, Masood and Tahir registered wins.