A professional female weightlifter who is based in Melbourne but hails from Peshawar, Maryam is breaking stereotypes about the women of her native province and country and believes she is representing her people's positive side.
|Weightlifter Maryam Nasim hopes to represent Pakistan internationally one day|
As a teenager, Maryam left her family and moved to Melbourne a decade ago to complete her studies in accounting. While living there, she discovered her love for weightlifting. The story of how she did so is not quite what you expect.