Customers are chicken, says chicken retailer

So bird flu has been confirmed in Karachi, but it seems to be business as usual for the shopkeepers.

“”We’re trying to run a business. We don’t have time to wash the drums, or collect the garbage from the chicken, etc. We have to work really fast,” shopkeepers from Saddar, Burns Road and Garden said. “There’s no such disease as bird flu. It’s just normal influenza that chickens bred at home develop too. No one dies because of it. Our system is perfect and we will continue to work this way.”

Three cheers for the health of Karachiites. Or should that be three prayers?

11 Comments so far

  1. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    Murghi bari ya aadmi!?


    Cant wait for the Mullah’s to come out & say “This is a rumour by the ‘yahudi’ infidels. They do not want to see us eat protiens, get big and strong & kick take over the w0rld!!111one”. (ala Polio a vacine that makes Muslim kids impotent….i know, Sad).

    w/e damage had to be done would already have been done. These guys supposedly “buried” this thing for the past 2 months & besides, I dint eat chikenn for 8 months last year & I’d rather take my chances than go through Hell again.

    Oh & Three prayers for everyone!. ^ , ^

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    This issue of BIRD flu was discussed at length in 2005 & 2006 when it was considered as a global epidemic.

    According to doctors, diet consultants and nutritionst working at AKU and those who were guest paritcipant from other medical institutes suggested that-

    Bird flu is dangerous for poultry population and for pets but not life threatening for humans,.

    It may be life threatening to elderly with breathing problems and weak lungs at places where there are NO Halal slaughter is incorprated and places where either raw or tender cooking is done.

    In Indian subcontinent there exist zero chances of such threats. The chicken is cooked at temperatures in which no bacteria can survive and 98% of chicken is slaughtered HALAL which does not leave any blood or blood clots in the flesh afterwards., which are base carrier of the bacteria.

    I never gave up on the chicken and have no plans to do it later either,

  3. lost_in_the_maze (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    I am just waiting for the chicken prices to come down and do some shopping. :)

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    yayyy for chicken :p

    i’m with lost_in_the_maze :P

  5. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

    “In Indian subcontinent there exist zero chances of such threats. The chicken is cooked at temperatures in which no bacteria can survive”

    One word: BBQ! :P

  6. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    RED_MUNK :) How about Chicken Karahi, Chicken Korma, Chicken Biryani {:D

  7. TEE BEE (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

    Guys..please refrain from using the names of those delicious and hard-to-resist desi cuisine…..

    Kuch Pakistan say bahar logon ka khayal karo yaar… =)

  8. Raza (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    lolz … Chicks rock as always ! ;)

  9. Dee (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 3:08 am

    Folks there is a difference between bacteria and virus.Viruses are hardy bunch and they do survive extreme conditions as they considered as neither dead nor alive(bit of zombie :) ).So do pay attention to Bird flu.
    On the lighter note, when SARS hit Canada(especially the Toronto area) few years back Chineses businesses suffered the most and one of our top politician had to eat lunch in order to show public that there is no harm eating chinese food anymore.LOL,I felt sorry for that person.

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    no more leg pulling….not even a leg glance….what is this yaar..? one more tasteless summer for us….

    its a cruel cruel summer…..

  11. SYED AHSEN AZIZ (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    Chicken is very temprature sensitive, if it stays at the room temprature for an extended amount of time i.e. over 4 hours or more it degenerate itself.
    Furthermore if the decay starts and you freeze it below 0 degree, the bacteria stops but regenerate again even after months once it gets thawed.
    Overcooking kills the bacteria along with the hygenic value and taste.
    Always wash hand before and after touching the chicken, keep cooked food separate from raw chicken.
    take small cubes of chicken, add garlic, salt,ground red pepper and little hint of cumin, boil with small amount of water until tenders and water disappear.
    Heat up oil in a frying pan and fry small amount of “that” chicken at a time.

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