PESHAWAR - Owing to the ongoing military operation against militants, thousands of people from Bajaur Agency have been left with no choice but to flee from the area for comparatively safer places in other areas of the NWFP. TheNation came to know through various channels that more than 120,000 families from Bajaur Agency have left their homes so far and majority of them have migrated to the adjacent Dir region where almost all the schools in Munda, Jandol, Samar Bagh, Mayar and Talash have been closed and converted into camps to house the reports and said that a large number of the people from Bajaur have left their homes lest they should become victim of the ongoing military operation. In Upper Dir, political parties like Awami National Pary (ANP), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and others have set up relief camps for the displaced persons. Office-bearers of Al-Khidmat Foundation, a JI subsidiary body running its camps, informed that they have registered 50,000 displaced persons so far and they were being provided maximum help. Moreover, a large number of the displaced people have also been witnessed in Peshawar and most of them have taken refuge with their relatives. The exact numbers of the displaced tribesmen from Bajaur in Peshawar couldn't be ascertained as many of them are living with their relatives. Reports received from Mardan also suggested similar situation. District Nazim Himayatullah Mayar, when contacted, confirmed the arrival of the displaced persons and said, "We are going to set up a camp with the help of International Committee of the Red Cross". Similarly, a large number of the displaced people arrived in Shabqadar, Charsadda. Most of the people reached Charsadda on foot as there were no transportation facilities currently available because of the roads' closure.