A scuffle broke out at the start of the speech as Leader of the Opposition and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Raja Riaz went up to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and presented him with a garland. Sources said the Riaz had presented the garland because Sharif was in the assembly "after a long time". Members of the treasury benches attempted to stop him as a fight broke out between PPP MPAs and PML-N MPAs. one member was seen lifting a camera tripod in an attempt to strike someone.