-Deface- Pakistan Army enhances security at Pak-Afghan border

-Deface- Pakistan Army enhances security at Pak-Afghan border

Pakistan Army has enhanced security at the Pakistan  Afghanistan border after the twin blasts in Parachinar which killed over 70 people in the town which has suffered most from militancy this year.

The announcement by the military came a day after protesters rejected an offer from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to financially compensate victims, demanding better security instead for people living in the restive area.

Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal district, became a scene of carnage last week when the bombs ripped through a crowded market days ahead of the Eid celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.

More than 200 people were wounded in the blasts.

Security fears coupled with a perceived slow response to the attack from leaders have brought protesters into the town´s streets, as well as in other cities across Pakistan this week, and caused a furore on social media.

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Parachinar on Friday to meet tribal elders and community leaders.

Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters the army will launch a "safe city project" and improve security in the area.

Some of the protesters´ demands were political, he said, but added the army chief had ordered all those related to security be "solved".

Politicians have been criticised for what was seen as a tepid response to the attack in the area, though some said they had been unable to visit due to security concerns.

Several media outlets have also reported being kept away by security forces.

Ghafoor added that Pakistan has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to curtail the movement of militants across the porous frontier.

The fencing will be done in two phases, he said: first the "highly sensitive areas", and then the entire border.

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