ANKARA - Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Pakistan needs political stability and consistency in policies to confront the challenges it was facing presently.Erdogan was talking to former prime minister and senior PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Friday.Gilani is leading a three-member PPP delegation to the Justice and Development Party’s Congress to be held in Ankara on September 30, on the invitation of the Turkish prime minister.Gilani was warmly received by Tayyip Erdogan when he arrived for the meeting. Pakistan delegation includes Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce & Senior Vice Chairman of PPP and Faisal Karim Kundi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.Erdogan during the meeting said Turkey was keenly observing world scenario and developments in Pakistan.Gilani responded that completion of the two terms of the Parliament will bring the needed stability and consistency in the country. The Turkish Prime Minister recognised the sacrifices made by people of Pakistan due to terrorism. Both the dignitaries agreed that force was not the solution to counter the menace of terrorism and reconciliation and dialogue is the only way forward.Gilani stated, “we must address the root causes of terrorism which breed on ignorance and poverty.” He stated that during his term he adopted the 3Ds strategy in Pakistan focusing on dialogue, development and deterrence.The visiting dignitary also informed the hosts about constitutional amendments made by the PPP and its coalition partners.Gilani informed that under the 20th constitutional amendment, a consensus caretaker government will be formed on the completion of the five-year term of the present Parliament. He assured that the next elections in Pakistan will be held on time and in a free, fair and transparent manner. Gilani thanked the Turkish Premier and his spouse for spearheading a campaign for Turkey’s unprecedented help during the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods. He invited the Turkish Prime Minister to visit Pakistan. Erdogan replied that he was closely monitoring the reconstruction work being undertaken by the Turkish Development Agency (TIKA) and would visit Pakistan once these projects are completed.