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Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday announced that the routes from Islamabad to Murree and Galiyat will remain closed for the next 24 hours.

Taking to Twitter, the minister said that only the locals will be allowed to move once they show their National Identity Card (NIC).

The minister further said that the situation in Murree and Galiyat was consistently being monitored. For tourists, the decision of opening the routes will be taken as soon as the conditions become favorable, he added.

Earlier in the day The ISPR in a statement said that all the major routes in Murree have been cleared for the traffic.

'Speedy work is under way to open access roads and army relief camps were fully operational,' the statement read.