The government has slashed the prices of high speed diesel, light diesel and kerosene oil for the next month.

Announcing reduction in prices at a news conference here on Thursday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said the price of high speed diesel has been reduced by three rupees to 80.79 from 83.79, light diesel by 8.29 rupees to 44.94 from 53.23 rupees and kerosene oil by 8.7 rupees from 56.32 to 48.25 rupees.

He said the prices of petrol and high octane are being maintained at the current level of 76.26 and 80.66 rupees respectively.

He said the government has also prepared a scheme for the filers and non-filers of tax returns and this will be presented in the National Assembly today (Friday).