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Malik Siraj Akbar: Pakistan's Worsening Hazara Crisis

The Governor of Pakistan's lawless Balochistan province says the Army may be summoned in the provincial capital city, Quetta, after a dramatic escalation in ethnic and sectarian violence.
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