Humanities Department of the NED University of Engineering & Technology in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) will host the 3rd International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2017) between 12-14 October 2017 in Karachi. The theme of this year's conference is Global Developments and Local Perspectives: Expanding Scope for Linguistic Studies and Applied Linguistic Practice that aims to explore the newer interrelationships, counter-arguments, innovative methods and applications that emerge at the nexus of the global developments impacting regional settings.

The Linguistic Association of Pakistan (LAP) is a unique platform of its kind in the country that brings together leading academics, experts, professionals, scientists, researchers and research scholars from across the globe as well as Pakistan who are connected with linguistics, languages, and applied linguistics disciplines so as to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences, and research findings that would help varied stakeholders in finding answers and in identifying solutions to inform practice and policy. The conference programme will feature keynote and plenary speeches, oral and poster presentations, workshops, and panel discussions.