Breaking News !! Fire Razes Over 100 Huts To Ashes

A few hours back, a fierce fire razed around 700 over 100 huts In Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Block 9 Adjacent AzizBhati Park. The fire brigade, according to the area people reached half an hour late regardless of the fact that Gulshan town fire station is located less than a mile away from the place of the incident. When I reached the location two people with miner injuries were already been rushed to the hospital while one injured was on his way to the hospital an ambulance. there are reportedly three to four children misusing and it is suspected they might have been killed in the fire when I left the scene people were still searching the smoldering remains for any sign of the missing children. Although The fire now is under control, the ashes of what once used to be the home for over a hundred families is still smoldering and the fire tenders are busy cooling the smoldering ashes and searching for remains of people who may have been killed as a result of this fire

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23 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

    pata nahi karachi main itni aag q lag rahi hay?

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    often these types of tactics are employed by the plot owners to get their stuck property vacated..

  3. imran (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    Its sad that the people of our country are too heartless to even care about such things. Blaming the fire department for not arriving on time is secondary. Why isnt anyone thinking about the govt’s responsibility? Isn’t every govt supposed to provide homes to its people or at least provide them jobs so they can afford basic accomodation? I wonder how to classify pakistan, is it an islamic republic (so called in the constitution), is it a welfare state, or a military democracy, or is it just plain chaos?

    you decide.

    my vote is for the last option.

  4. Kabir Das (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 7:06 pm

    @ imran

    You say: I wonder how to classify pakistan, is it an islamic republic (so called in the constitution), is it a welfare state, or a military democracy, or is it just plain chaos?

    KD says: Don’t wonder no more! Classify it as a Banana Republic. The whole world will agree with this classification.

  5. BoZz (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

    The UN has advised Musharraf to change our national anthem to condom.

    It reflects the government’s stance, allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the
    next generations, protects a bunch of pricks,and gives a false sense of protection while actual screwing is going on !!

  6. MB (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

    Who cares?
    Our president is safe & so is his **** lot. The rest of the nation can go to hell

    Does anyone now gives a shit to ordinary man in pakistan ? forget about his life . . .

    saari qoam tail leney jaai……….bas hamaray MUSH bhai safe rahian….

  7. MUSH (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:36 am

    mujhe darr naheen lagta

  8. imran (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 10:07 am

    you’ll be surprised that there actually are some people who would agree with your post unknowing that its sarcasm. hehe… i wonder what kind of brains these people have.

    isnt it high time that the people in pakistan start asking for their rights? why are people so afraid? why cant we ask for our rights in peace and expect a good result? maybe mush will wake up one day, a new man, committed to the wellbeing of all pakis. why not? … because his big bro (bush) wont let him!! LOL

  9. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 10:51 am

    @imranL: kia abhi so ker uthay ho? yeh pakistan hay usa nahi hay.
    there are no rights etc etc. All wrong is left.

  10. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

    Sad about the loss of life. Not sad about the encroachment razed.

    – In Pakistan following 4 exist in given sequence.

    Options are:

    Islam, Justice, Democracy, Tolerence

  11. D0CTOR (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

    Maybe this fire is started by MQM land Mafia

  12. Imran (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    I am surprised to see that it took you that long to blame this on MQM. You did proove it again that your illness has no cure..Boy I dont know what to say but would like to see your face when MQM wins again INSHALLAH in Feb. My advice to you is to buy some fair and lovely in advanced because your face is goign to turn into Black Doggy when you see the election results…

    @MB:if you are not dogtor, just would like to know what Mush has done to you ANDHERI GALI the way you hate him its gotta be something really personal..Thats ok if you dont want to share something this personal.

  13. Ameer Hamza (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 1:45 am

    Generally, either the govt. or the land mafia (MQM, bhai loog, etc) are involved in such crimes. Maybe sometimes burning huts is not a crime as many huts are placed by the land mafia and the burning – short circuit, etc – is caused by govt. officials.

    This looks cheeky. We will have to see what it is. Probably Dawn columnists would come up with some explanations.

    By the way, MQM just got hold of our green area called Kidney Hill. So much for good governance.

  14. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 3:15 am

    Imran although that comment was posted by Ammar (or wat ever his real nick/name) but i do agree with him that at times MQM have used this tactic too to get properties vacated.. Ghauri buys disputed and stuck up properties at rock bottom rates and then uses MQM’s terrorists to get it vacated..

  15. balma (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 3:31 am

    Yeh tou mujhae deevar jaisee kahani nazar aa rahee hae, babar ghauri bhai sahib kee….billaa number saat sau chhiyaasee…

  16. MB (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    Your leechar mentality doesnt deserve a reply even

    If you are serious about the question, care to search the internet. There is plenty on what MUSH did to this nation.

  17. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 9:39 am

    faking on kmb shud be stopped. Fire Cheif has said that it has been 3 times in last 3 months or so, the fire has caught up at the same place.

    I think they need PROPER ELECTRICITY CONNECTIONS .. ;)

  18. Dr.HB (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

    STOP POINTING FINGERS PEOPLE…if u can do sumthin about it than go ahead warna keep ur mouths shut unless u have sumthin constructive to say!

    @KMB MANAGEMENT….i just saw another big fire in the defence area….. in phase two..i took some there any way i can upload them?
    i tried to look for an email adress onda site..but failed to find one…

  19. Jamash (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

    Upload it on flickr (, tag it "Karachi" and add it to The KMB flickr Group (

  20. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    using the same tactic Ghauri and governor recently got vacated a large plot approximately measuring 10 acres in Block G North Nazimabad,slum dweller on that plot were living there for almost 35~40 years, ghauri & co bought it for peanuts and used 30 police mobiles and unit workers from central and got it vacated .. he also loves entering into partnerships,like in the case of Saima Shopping mall in hyderi,3rd party owns the plots,saima builder will be doing the construction,while he is responsible for dealing with KBCA and other govt departments for getting approvals by hooks n crooks ..same is the case with Saima Bridge view.. Ghauri also owns strip starting from plot in which KFC was previously housed all the way till the corner florence marriage lawn.. similarly he own an incomplete building on main hyderi road in block D in which citibank is situated.. other corner plot on the same strip next to Egyptian Albaik Restaurant is owned by Dr Mohammed Ali Shah,that plot is also disputed but coz the good doctor is friends with governor so he can get away with anything..

    Besides these,Ghauri & co owns countless other properties in karachi n islamabad and if Altaf bai isn’t getting his fair share in all those then i expect Ghauri to have a similar like that of Khalid Bin waleed who was added to shaheed list by Altaf bai when he misappropriated money from the hides of sacrificial animals and didn’t properly sent Altaf bai his share from the booty..(they religiously send him his share otherwise they know they’re doomed)

  21. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

    and imran i won’t be least bit surprised or shocked when MQM wins,coz unfortunately we karachiites are destined to be ruled by these thugs … i won’t mind MQM governing us only if it mends its ways,disowns n flushes terrorist among its ranks n in its top leadership and stop playing the ethnic card..

    its surprising that on one hand MQM claims that its making inroads into other provinces including punjab on the other hand Altaf bai never misses any opportunity to play the ethnic card.. minutes after benazir’s assassination Altaf goes on live tv and in his demonic voice while shedding crocodile’s tears tries to incite ethnic violence by accusing that "punjab killed yet another prime minister from Sindh" he just loves giving ethnic color to everything and then he claims that his party is a national party and not just a small ethnic party..

  22. Ali (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

    Its quite intresting how Doctor pull leg of MQM on every blog even not related to MQM. i guess suffering from MQM Phobia Syndrome that is a hall mark disease of Jamatis.
    Doctor i guess you are also result of MQM assault???

  23. Ali (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    @ Doctor!!

    you are also working in Ummat newspaper as the information you have is very classified :o)

    Only people from MQM have that much property ?
    Babur Ghori hold 70 % of that property when he was not in MQM and was part of PSF.

    I guess you should go to Gulistan e Jauher as well where 80 % Apartments have been illegally captured by people who are not from MQM.

    If MQM is evil then it’s the lesser evil.

    And Baur Ghori is not taking anything from the people of karachi if he has that much property what sort of pain you have ???????

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