KARACHI Iltifat Ahmed, a former Pakistani Naval officer, moved to the final of the 55 plus singles of the PSO Pakistan Senior Tennis Championships after defeating Akber Hayat Khan 6-3, 6-3. In the final, he will meet the winner Sabih Wali and Gul Hameed who will face each other in the second semi-final. Sabih Wali entered semi-final scoring 6-1, 6-1 in over Shafiqur Rehman in the quarter-final of the event. The Senior Tennis Association (STA) claim that foreign players particularly Indians would be appearing in the ITF sanctioned Pakistan International Senior Tennis event as expected proved wrong when none of the Indians or any other player failed to make an appearance in the event which has entered final stages here at Karachi Gymkhana courts. The secretary PSTA Khalid Rehmani, who is also secretary of STA, in a media briefing held prior to the start of the event had claimed participation of Indian players. He even named the players who would be playing at Karachi and told the media that Pakistani visas would be issued to the players in New Delhi. The players had booked their seats to travel to Karachi by air. He had said that the NOC to the players had been cleared at local level and the second NOC from the interior ministry was awaited. But nothing happened and the event started without Indian participation. Even senior players from Islamabad and Lahore did not respond to the invitation and only local players are playing in the event. The PSTA, for the last many years, is making the same claim about participation of Indian players but Indian players had not been able to appear because they were not issued visas.