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US Diplomat Meets Pakistani Leader in Peshawar

The top U.S. diplomat for South Asian affairs has met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad.

Officials have not commented on the meeting between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher and Mr. Gilani Monday, but the men were expected to discuss Pakistan's fight against terrorism.

Boucher met Sunday with the chief minister of North West Frontier Province Amir Haider Khan Hoti.

During the meeting in Peshawar, the minister said he wanted to "resolve all political problems through peaceful dialogue."

Pakistan has criticized the U.S. for carrying out missile strikes on suspected Taliban and al-Qaida militants along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan.

The United States has been pushing Pakistan to take stronger action against the militants. Washington says the fighters are using Pakistan as a base to attack U.S. and Afghan troops in Afghanistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.