Piezoelectric Fires in Karachi, Pakistan
by The Tribune
December 12, 2011
Karachi. Over a dozen shanties were destroyed on Sunday in a fire that broke out in Gulshan-e-Iqbal's Shanti Nagar locality, which is located within the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station.
After being informed about the incident, fire tenders were immediately dispatched to the site of the mishap. By the time they reached the spot, about 16 shanties had been completely gutted. Officials from the fire brigade said that three fire tenders were initially sent to extinguish the blaze. However, when they could not bring the conflagration under control, three more vehicles as well as two water tankers were dispatched.
An official from the fire brigade, Ameeruddin, said that since they had taken quick action, hundreds of huts were spared from disaster.
Firefighters said that the fire rose from a pile of burning garbage near the slums.
The police said that they did not see any foul play behind the fire as no one had filed a complaint. SHO Kenson Dean said that initial investigations suggested that it was probably an accident.
by The Tribune
October 29, 2011
About one hundred families were displaced when a mysterious fire on Friday reduced their huts to ashes in Gulshan-e-Iqbal's unplanned settlement, Shanti Nagar. Firefighters, however, managed to save nearly 1,900 huts.
Three people, including an elderly woman Mai Noor and two children, suffered burn injuries and were moved to the burns ward at Civil hospital, where doctors said their condition was out of danger.
The squatter settlement is located on a disputed piece of land and a case about this plot is pending before a trial court.
The slum has a history of being mysteriously hit by fires time and again. Friday's blaze was the second major incident in eleven months. The last one took place in December 2010 in which a small child was burnt to death and several others were injured while 500 huts were reduced to ashes.
Shanti Nagar emerged about 30 years ago with a few make-shift homes. Now there are thousands of huts where most of the residents are Seraiki-speaking people who do menial jobs to get by.
Witnesses said that most of the men and women were out at work when the fire broke out. "There were a few people present in their homes but they were helpless," said a resident, adding that "by the time the others came, everything had been reduced to ashes."
It was not clear what caused the fire as residents offered different and conflicting accounts. Some people said it was an accident but others suspected criminal activity. Some residents said that these fires have become quite common and that the land grabbers are to blame. They demanded an inquiry as well. They said that some people wanted them to vacate the area and that these fires are part of a criminal tactic to force them to evacuate. "If there is a fire after every few days, it cannot be an accident," said one resident, vowing not to leave the place ever.
The residents were seen collecting whatever belongings were spared. They complained that no government official visited the spot to help them in this tragic hour. Residents claimed that even though they made urgent calls, the fire brigade came late.
At least seven fire engines reached the site and took three hours to extinguish the blaze.
Firemen said that the first fire engine reached within minutes after receiving the news but more were called because the blaze was so intense. If they had not reached, about 2,000 huts would have been destroyed.
The police did not suspect arson. SHO Ehsanullah said the fire was apparently caused by a cooking stove.
by The News
December 8, 2010
At least 400 huts were reduced to ashes in a fire that erupted in Shanti Nagar in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Wednesday within the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station, sources said.
SHO Aziz Bhatti police Imtiaz Ahmad said that the fire erupted in slum area situated in Shanti Nagar.
However, no loss of life was reported.
He said the fire fighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire.
It is mentioned here that almost every year the fire incident occur in Shanti Nagar slum area and this was the second incident of fire in this area in current year. The first incident occurred in March 2010 in which a minor was burnt to death and several others were injured while 500 huts were reduced to ashes.
The plot where the fire incidents occur is a disputed place and the case of this plot was under trial in the court. Sources said the residents of these slums are mostly Saraiki speaking and are home labors. At the time of fire the women and the men were not present in huts while their children were present on the occasion.
These unusual fires have been recurring in particular hotspots throughout the world, with the large central market places and shanti towns becoming well-known for recurring spates of spontaneous fires that can be clearly linked with an inaudible, low-frequency acoustic influence.
This infrasonic influence is building strong electrical currents in the metal objects like wheel-barrows, door-knockers and copper electrical wiring in the walls of homes, which then become hot enough to ignite the plastic sheathing surrounding the wires. In other cases, heated wires ignite bed mattresses and metal hangers ignite clothing.
The infrasound which is now being focused onto the Karachi, Pakistan vicinity is being transduced by the Orion pyramids of present-day Giza, Egypt, which act as a nonlinear lensing system for resonantly balancing the geomagnetic fields of Earth as stimulated by coronal mass ejections from the increasing solar activity.
Karachi, Pakistan (24.90°N 67.03°E) is 2,224 miles from Giza, Egypt - a distannce that comprises 9.0% of the Earth's mean circumference (of 24,892 miles).
The mathematical relationship of this resonant site within the global pyramid network reveals the invisible quantum connections linking such anomalous events related to solar activity. This pattern of intense solar flares and the resulting infrasound fires at focal points around the planet will culminate in the intense auroral events of December 22, 2012.
Other widely reported examples of such extreme manifestations of this resonance are now simultaneously occurring in Tenerife, Freetown, Omukondo, Onakaheke, Babura, Abuja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Enugu, Bauchi, Jos, Tsholotsho, Lalapansi, Goodhope, Nairobi, Mpumalanga, Mapuve, Bodibe, Bloemfontein, Hopewell, Tshiozwi, Cape Town, Landovica, Galway, Longford, Glasgow, Dublin, Crewe, Waterford, Peterborough, Coventry, Hull, London, Surrey, Steeple, Egham, Wisbech Messina, Peschici, Berici, across northern Greece, Ratria, Kakori, Mumbai, Kolkata, Charajpura, Kishtwar, Rangrik, Thiruvananthapuram, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Santo Tomas, Bandar Seri Begawan, New Norcia, Darwin, Rockhampton, Adelaide, Brisbane, Eaglehawk, Sydney, Georgetown, La Pampa, Melipilla, Nelson, and in the US in Seattle, Corvallis, Soudan SP, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Pueblo, Waxahachie, Anderson, Bluffton, Georgetown, Gautier, Crestview, Homosassa, San Mateo, Vallejo, San Francisco, Clovis, Calaveras, Haverhill, Peabody, Brentwood and New York City.