National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman, Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz has said all stranded tourists have been shifted to safer places from the calamity-hit area Murree.

The chairman NDMA said 371 tourists have been shifted to the relief camps set up by the Pakistan Army before the night.

Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz said Pakistan Army worked together with the civil administration in the evacuation operation. Replying to a query, he said almost 90 per cent of roads in Murree have been reopened for traffic that were blocked due to heavy snowfall.

Relief work underway at Barian Road and road heading towards Abbottabad, he added. He said the Control Room, under the supervision of Commissioner Rawalpindi, has also been established at Murree to provide assistance to stranded tourists.