At the tender age of 16, Maryam Arif, has already launched her own successful beauty business on Daraaz, Pakistan’s largest online marketplace. She is also a self-published author with eight books to her name. Five of them are in the self-help category: “Unlimited Power: The secret of achieving more,” “Growth from fears,” “Reasons and morals,” “Make money by Blogging,” and “Top 9 Persuasive Copywriting Techniques” while three are coloring books.

Arif, who started writing when she was 10 years old cites her mother, an urdu-writer herself, as her inspiration. But writing is not her only strong forte. She has also published an academic article in the Pakistan Journal of Pharmacology, one of the top journals in the country, in collaboration with the Khan Research Laboratories in Kahuta, Pakistan. “My biology teacher had helped me to get my ideas together and then we started our hypothesis. She used to teach in KRL and helped us collaborate,” she wrote via email.

Currently a student at Askari APS, a college in Karachi, Arif does a difficult balancing act. “Many people think that it is not such a good idea to focus on too many things,” she wrote. “But if pursue only one field, I would personally, not feel complete.”

Arif has featured on numerous TV shows on Samaa TV, Geo News, Express and and has her own YouTube channel. The US Embassy has also highlighted Arif’s contributions on its Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and page.

From : pk.mashable.com

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