`I have made this hotel a fortress,` Sadruddin Hashwani, the owner of the Marriott and one of Pakistan`s richest men, said as he lit candles in front of huge pictures of hotel employees killed in the attack.
`My heart bleeds today while remembering these great soldiers, who did not let the bomber enter the hotel,` Hashwani said.
Image: People who lost their lives in the Marriott suicide bombing are displayed on a banner outside the hotel in Islamabad. (Copyright AP. Any unauthorised reproduction is prohibited.)