ISLAMABAD Pakistani officials have denounced claims by a British researcher that President Asif Ali Zardari secretly met with Taliban insurgents two months ago to assure them of his support and friendship. This is a nonsensical report; its absolutely wrong, The Guardian quoted Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar as saying. There has been no secret contact, no secret meeting. That would go against everything we stand for. The claim was part of a report by Matt Waldman, a former Oxfam official, which charged that Pakistani intelligence was arming, training and funding Taliban insurgents to a far greater degree than previously alleged. The controversial report came at a sensitive point in the Afghan war, as the summer fighting season got into full swing amid speculation of possible peace talks with the Taliban.