British foreign secretary visits Musharraf to discuss war on terror

Britain's foreign secretary met with embattled President Pervez Musharraf on Monday, a day after backing plans by Pakistan's new government to negotiate with militants who renounce violence. Musharraf and David Miliband discussed the war on terror and other issues during their meeting in Islamabad, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Sadiq said. Miliband, on a two-day visit to Pakistan, then went to see new Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. On Sunday, Miliband visited Peshawar, capital of North West Frontier Province, where he met with officials and relatives of people killed in militant attacks. Pakistan's regions bordering Afghanistan are a hotbed for militants said to orchestrate attacks against the Western-backed Afghan government. British troops are part of a NATO mission helping fight the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan's volatile south.