LAHORE While the public sentiment boils over Raymond Davis, the US national involved in the murder of two Pakistanis in Lahore, the authorities are tipped to have made special arrangements for his luxurious stay at the New Kot Lakhpat Jail. It is learnt that Davis will be comforted in the same room Asif Ali Zardari, now president, was housed in during his pre-rule confinement. Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, PML-Ns acting president at the time, was detained in the same room. However, both politician had stripped-off facilities. A white-washed room of Class-A furnished with a bed, telephone, TV set, cable and internet connections, wardrobes and attached washroom awaits the US national, jail sources said, adding that the room is located near the gallows, next to the entrance in the seventh portion of the prison. Sources said a heater, a cart and few other articles were for Asif Zardari when he was locked up in the room. Zardari had been complaining about the lack of facilities, said a senior PPP activist. Perhaps to offer himself some solace, Zardari, on assuming power, announced planting a pomegranate tree in the jail near the barrack. Compared to him, Hashmi had even fewer necessities a water-cooler and a cart. The current decorations for Davis befit the protocol of a president of a developed country, sources said. Clarifying, PML-N spokesman Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said Davis maybe given a room of Class A, B or C. He said that in all interactions with American officials, his party maintained Davis would be dealt with according to the law. We will not repeat the sufferings that were meted out to the political prisoners, including Hashmi, in the past, he said, denying, however, that Raymond Davis would get any special facility. Insiders in the Central Police Office (CPO) claimed Punjab Inspector General of Police Javed Iqbal, Inspector General of Prisons Kokab Nadeem Warraich along with Additional IG Operations Rafiq Hassan, AIGs and other senior police officers visited the Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday and reviewed the security and other arrangements for the American. The IG Punjab directed the jail administration to review security arrangements and ensure availability of all kinds of luxurious facilities for Davis. The IG further directed the administration to set up pickets on the rooftops to augment security, sources said. One of top jail officers, requesting anonymity, said the entire jail was cordoned off during the visit by the IG Punjab. Each barrack was covered with curtains to block the news of special facilities for the American, he added. According to him, three armoured vehicles of the US Consulate brought Consulate staff in the prison to supervise the arrangements for Davis. As per proceedings of the court, Raymond Davis may be imprisoned here on the 11th of February, a senior lawyer said. Kot Lakhpat Jail Superintendent Mian Mushtaq Awan said there were three categories in jail A, B and C. The home secretary is the competent authority to award any class to any accused, he added. Asked what there was disparity between arrangements for Pakistani and foreign prisoners, Mushtaq Awan hung up on us.