Chicken is out, Bachya is in!

It’s official now:

KARACHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Pakistani authorities have detected an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu at a poultry farm on the outskirts of its biggest city, Karachi, but officials said on Friday there was no likelihood of any human infection.

Several outbreaks of the H5N1 strain have been found in birds in Pakistan over the past year and the first human case was confirmed late last year.

With thousands of birds reportedly dying of the bird flu virus, the shops selling prepared chicken meat could no more be trusted. Also, as advised by the experts, well cooked chicken is safe to consume so it seems that we will have to stay away from chicken BBQ items for a while.

A friend was quoting a ‘pakwan house‘ owner who told him that he’s been receiving endless calls from people who’d earlier ordered chicken biryani and qorma and are now swapping their orders with ‘bachya‘ meat.

13 Comments so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 1:32 am

    – – – Bird flu – – –

    when a chicken is slughtered (halal) the blood streams out, later skinned then it is for sale and cooked, bbqed – at flame / high temperatures as high at 200 Celsius –

    Seems like this is CON by Vet medicine suppliers & feed manufacturers. In real it seems rather a HOAX.

    If it is real then 1st place to abondon poultry products will be hospitals, student hostels at medical colleges, 5 star hotels and daily food serving cafes’ & resturants, which so far are still serving the poultry items.


  2. SELF (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 2:08 am

    Just heard the adjacent poultry farm run by Rangers is also effected. Why are Rangers running a poultry farm?

  3. hjkhk (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 7:59 am

    what’s bachya in english?

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 8:11 am


  5. AA (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 8:13 am

    Bachya in english is "Veal"

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 11:39 am

    Chickens in Pakistan are already getting out(of control) day by day. :-)

  7. Sumair (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

    i think nothing to worry as the way we cook food at a certain temprature
    tu is se germs khatam ho jate hain////

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

    as expected, qasais are selling "Chota ka Gosht" Rs.270/KG now. Thankfully my qasai sold me @250/kg

  9. Kashif (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2008 @ 10:51 pm

    Chicks are in trouble now.

  10. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 1:55 am

    @ SELF
    You say: Why are Rangers running a poultry farm?
    I say: For the same reason that Army is running bakeries and housing societies.

  11. wasiq (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 10:06 am

    Nahein yaar yeah toh pura poultry farm apna nikla….mugger raids toh rainbow centre main hota hai ghar ki murghi choord kar hum turkey kay…..

    hum beywafa hergiz na thay
    per hum wafaa kar naa sakay….

  12. alam (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

    if chicken is out, consider pork. Its like 80% chicken, and 20% beef.

  13. JayJay (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    An infected chicken might be safe for consumption after cooking, but it certainly is not safe for persons involved in handling it before it is cooked. Worker at poultry farms and those involved in slaughtering and cleaning infected chickens are especially vulnerable to Bird-flu.

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