ISLAMABAD - Finally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conceded to the US Embassys demand for acknowledging embassys warehouse building in Sector I-9 of the capital as a diplomatic facility under Vienna Convention, it has been learnt reliably. Tehmina Janjua, spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs talking to TheNation said, Any sort of establishment/facility in use of any diplomatic mission across the country and is notified with the ministry should be treated as a diplomatic facility and thus entitled to diplomatic immunity. When asked if the said building was listed with the ministry as a diplomatic facility, she declined to answer saying the issue is related with the protocol division of the ministry and that she does not have enough details to share. However, a CDA official privy to the developments said the authority has been directed to hush up the matter after adhering to the legalities involving building plan of the building. It is after the said direction when on Friday the authority unsealed the warehouse building after taking an assurance from the original allottee of the building that no constructional activity will be carried out until the approval of building plan of the site, official added. He further added that upon approval of building plan within a couple of days, the trade status of warehouse would also be restored that was earlier changed by the authority. The warehouse located in industrial area of sector I-9 and consisting of three consecutive industrial plots was sealed by local authorities on September 30 on the grounds that it was built without the approval of building plan. The trade status of the plots was also re-changed to its original status of beverages factory. The diplomatic relations were souring with each passing day between the US and Pakistan at the time when warehouse was sealed. However, now when these are returning gradually towards normalcy things are getting better, observed an official. The CDA has allotted three industrial plots to Mehboob Elahi under the trade status of beverage factory, but he sublet it to the US Embassy after managing to change the plots trade to warehouse. Consequently, the US Embassy started construction over the plots on August 10 prior to the approval of building plan. The Embassy has lodged strong protest with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs taking the grounds that warehouse is a diplomatic facility. The US Embassy also wrote a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs few days ago, demanding diplomatic immunity under Vienna Convention for the facility located in Industrial Area of Sector I-9. The same demand was conveyed to the CDA by the ministry and it seems the latest development occurred in the backdrop of that request, said another official. The CDA responding to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the issue has stated that notices were severed on the original allottee on September 17 and 28 but the allottee did not adhere to the defined rules and that on the account of the violations committed by the allottee trade change permission has also been withdrawn.