Alwagt-Tunisia is urging its citizen to donate part of their wages to fund the country’s war on ISIS Takfiri terrorist group.
Prime Minister Habib Essid "invited members of government and high-ranking state officials to donate a day's work to the 'Fund for the Fight against Terrorism'", in a government statement.
The prime minister "also called on civil servants, the state's agents and citizens to take part in the initiative to support the national effort in the fight against the plague of terrorism."
The statement came after President Beji Caid Essebsi donated a month's salary to the fund at a post office in central Tunis, in what his office described as "a symbolic gesture to support security and military institutions".
The president called on "all Tunisians in and outside the country to support the state's efforts in its fight against terrorism".
On Monday, ISIS terrorists launched a wave of attacks on army and police posts in the border town of Ben Guerdane in southeast Tunisia.
The deadly attack around the town killed 49 terrorists, 13 members of the security forces and seven civilians.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks, but the authorities have blamed them on the ISIS Takfiri terrorists present in neighboring Libya.
Last year, ISIS claimed three bomb and shooting attacks in Tunisia, killing dozens of foreign tourists and presidential guards.
Tunisia has built a 200-kilometre barrier that stretches about half the length of its border with Libya in an attempt to stop terrorists infiltrating.
Last month Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi extended for yet another month a nationwide state of emergency imposed following a deadly bomb explosion in November last year.
“After consulting with the prime minister and the speaker of the parliament on security issues, the situation at the borders and in the region as a whole, the president of the republic has decided once again to declare a state of emergency for a month, starting from February 22, 2016.”