ISLAMABAD: A heated session of the National Assembly (NA) kicked off Wednesday as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) returned to parliament after a boycott of the lower house earlier in October.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah, while addressing, pointed out what he termed 'contradictions' in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech in the house regarding his assets.

He alleged that the PM's counsel had stated in the apex court during the ongoing Panamagate case that politicians deliver political speeches which should not be mistaken as legal statements.

"If you had come forward and apologised, the public would have forgiven you," Shah said, apparently addressing the prime minister. "But at least come forward and admit to your wrong-doings," he added.

During Shah's speech, NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq interrupted several times and directed the senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader to avoid speaking of matters that are subjudice.

In response, Shah, to loud applause, claimed that the parliament is superior to the judiciary as the house carries the mandate of 200 million people. Pandemonium broke out in the NA when the speaker opened the house to PML-N's Saad Rafique on a point of order.

Both the ruling party and opposition yelled slogans accusing each others' leaders of corruption. Saeed Rafique accused the PTI of 'only wanting to fight'.

As opposition leader raised the Panama papers issue in his speech in the assembly, the speaker then allowed PML-N leader Saad Rafique to speak at a time when PTI lawmakers too had requested audience but speaker Ayaz Sadiq maintained that point of order is not only for opposition leaders but also for the ruling party’s lawmakers and he will allow opposition legislators to speak once Saad Rafique finishes his speech.

The session was first adjourned for 15 minutes but the speaker had to adjourn it till Thursday as the situation did not return to normalcy for long.