Several hundred university students sit enraptured as Hammad Safi lectures them on the merits of bettering their diction by watching Barack Obama speeches on YouTube.
The elegantly dressed motivational speaker is something of an internet sensation and regularly draws large crowds. But it’s not just because of his infectious enthusiasm and engaging smile.
It’s also because he’s only 11 years old.
Safi speaks into his wireless microphone, his hand gestures practised and his confidence unwavering before the attention of his elders at the University of Spoken English (USECS) in Peshawar.