LAHORE - A Polish woman won a legal battle for the custody of her minor son from her former husband through order of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday. In the crowded courtroom LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif issued this order after extended proceedings on a habeas corpus petition filed by Justyna Bernadetsa of Poland seeking recovery-custody of her minor son Muhammad Ali Aqsa from her former husband Muhammad Khan of Rawalpindi. The counsels of the respondent and petitioner and (former husband & wife) gave arguments on the question of maintainability of the petition which was originally a habeas corpus petition seeking recovery of the minor. However after hearing exhaustive arguments of both parties, the LHC chief justice handed over the custody of the minor to Justyna who has been struggling in Pakistan for the several months to get custody of her son from her ex-husband. Polish lady Justyna, respondent Muhammad Khan, also a British national, and three years old child Muhammad Ali Aqsa were present in the court for Wednesdays proceedings and hearing of the awaited judgment. Some emotional scenes were witnessed in the court when the chief justice passed the order, as the minor was handed over the mother. Muhammad Khan, father of the child, fell in the courtroom over grief of losing his son. Later, surrounded by security officials the woman left the courtroom with her child. Earlier, petitioner Justyna had informed the court that she after embracing Islam married to Muhammad Khan of Rawalpindi some years back in Birmingham, UK. Later they shifted to Pakistan along with their child Muhammad Aqsa. However, due to some reasons Muhammad Khan divorced her but kept the child in his possession. She said the act of her former husband was illegal, as their son being minor should be given in mothers custody. On the other side, Muhammad Khan, also a British national, had told the court that the petitioner had not bothered about the child for three years and left him when he was only three months old. Now after a long time she came to Pakistan to seek custody of the minor. He said the petitioner had lost the right to have custody of the child, adding that, the child did not want to go with her too. Two weeks ago, after a lot of effort Rawalpindi police had traced child and his father and produced them in the court of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the LHC who was hearing the case. Then the judge had allowed the father to keep custody of the child for till decision of the case against surety bonds worth Rs2.5 million.