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This summer, I had the chance to visit Pakistan after 8 years. Both my parents were born and raised there and had only come to Canada a year before I was born. Growing up with both of these nationalities, I spent a lot of my childhood in Karachi, Pakistan. From the climate to the infrastructure, I was always left stunned by how different life in Karachi is from the life I am familiar with, in Canada. This visit, as I returned to my motherland as a university student in a health sciences program, I couldn’t help but observe the state of healthcare and health equity in Karachi.