Pakistani police are seeking to arrest the father of 10-year-old Sara Sharif in connection with her death, officers in the eastern province of Punjab said on Saturday.
Sarah was found dead at her home in Woking, Surrey on August 10.
UK police identified earlier his father, Urfan Sharif, his partner, Beinash Batool, and Mr. Sharif’s brother, Faisal Shahzad Malik, as people they wish to speak to in connection with a murder investigation.
Mr. Sharif visited the Pakistani capital of Islamabad with Ms. Batool and Mr. Malik on August 9th.
His family home is in Jhelum, Punjab, about 84 miles from the capital.
There are five children in the group, ages one to 13, police said in a statement.
Constable Imran Ahmed said police found evidence that Mr Sharif briefly returned to Jhelum, before leaving and hiding.
While another Jhelum officer, Nisar Ahmed, said he and his men had visited the village of Kari – where Mr Sharif was born – but learned the family had left about 20 years ago and did not never came back.
There is no formal extradition treaty between the UK and Pakistan.
The cause of Sara’s death is ‘yet to be established’ but an autopsy revealed that she suffered from “multiple and extensive injuries”, which were “likely to have been caused over a prolonged and prolonged period”.
It is now known that Mr Sharif called 999 from Islamabad on August 10, expressing concern for the safety of his eldest daughter – although the exact details of the conversation are unknown.
Sky News saw the passports and have plane tickets for Mr. Sharif, Ms. Batool and Mr. Malik.
Eight tickets in total have been reserved by Sara’s father.
officers of Surrey The police are staying at the family’s property in Hammond Road in Horsell, a village less than a mile north of Woking town centre.
They continue to work with international authorities.