The purpose was to convene the linguists and language enthusiasts from all over the country on a single platform and promote the scientific study of the languages of Pakistan alongside other modern languages of the world.
With more than 60 languages spoken, Pakistan represents a diverse yet cohesive linguistic and cultural environment. Many languages are inter-related and many are normally spoken across regional boundaries (e.g. Pashto, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Urdu and Kashmiri.). Therefore, there is a need to develop a common platform to bring together the researchers working on these languages. There are some organizations and regular conferences which are looking at language and applied linguistic aspects.