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Pakistan's top Taliban hunter, a controversial police officer who survived several previous assassination attempts, was killed by a Taliban car bomb in the southern city of Karachi on Thursday, police said. Superintendent Chaudhry Aslam, dubbed “Pakistan’s toughest cop” was well known throughout the country for his aggressive pursuit of criminals and Islamic militants alike. Aslam was killed, along with three other police officers, when a car packed with explosives rammed into his vehicle. Pakistan’s Taliban hailed his death as a “huge victory,” but there was a massive outcry across the country at the news. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and vowed to investigate. President Barack Obama on Thursday directed his administration to conduct a broad review focused on infrastructure required for "transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy," the White House said. In a memo establishing the Quadrennial Energy Review, Obama said a related task force would develop recommendations and submit a report to the president every four years beginning with the first one by January 31, 2015. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid Thursday invited Awami League President Sheikh Hasina to form the government. Ihsanul Karim, Hamid's secretary said Hasina has requested the president to start the process of forming the 10th parliament. Haina met Hamid after swearing-in of the newly-elected members of parliament. Meanwhile, a new cabinet will be sworn in Sunday, a week after the general elections. Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the new cabinet will take oath early next week. Rob Ford on Thursday said he smoked “a lot” of marijuana last year. That was before he called for Canada's ruling Conservatives in Ottawa to decriminalize pot smoking, even while insisting they won't do it. "They’re very strict when it comes to marijuana and any other drugs, so it’s not going to happen here. Maybe down in the States, but not up here," he added. Ford, who has also...