Malik has been sworn in at a ceremony in the capital Islamabad, where she now sits on the bench alongside 16 male colleagues at Pakistan's highest court.
The US-China rivalry will force Islamabad to continue focusing on geostrategy.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan touched on a range of topics and reserved his harshest words for India, labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government “fascist.”
Top diplomats of Russia and Pakistan discuss Afghanistan, bilateral trade, and coronavirus vaccines in Islamabad.
The country of 216 million people has yet to secure substantial volumes of vaccines for mass inoculation, with only 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by China thus far.
Marking the 97th Republic Day, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's historical legacy is its biggest strength.
The move comes as Prime Minister Imran Khan's government struggles to boost the country's foreign exchange coffers that have been drained by a struggling economy, fiscal deficits and inflation.
Pakistan's aviation minister recently told parliament that a government review had found 262 of the country's 860 active pilots hold fake licenses or cheated on exams.
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