My 10-year-old daughter Sara Sharif was found dead at home… now her father MUST come forward and explain himself | The Sun

THE heartbroken mum of Sara Sharif has called on the little girl's dad to "come forward and explain himself".

Olga Sharif has spoken out about her "amazing" and "beautiful" 10-year-old daughter, who was discovered dead at her family in home in Woking on August 10.

Officers in the eastern Punjab province confirmed today they have launched a manhunt for Sara's dad, Urfan Sharif, in connection with her murder.

Cops are also on the hunt for Urfan's partner, Beinash Batool, 29, and his brother, Faisal Malik, 28.

UK authorities now face an uphill battle to get the group – all known to Sara – back to Britain.

This is because the UK does not have a formal extradition treaty with Pakistan, making it difficult to get the runaways back for questioning.

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A devastated Olga told the MailOnline: "The police are doing a good job finding him."

And, her message to Urfan was to "come forward and explain himself".

The grieving mum said Sara was "an amazing child"

"She was so beautiful. I can't believe she's dead," she added.

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Olga, who did not live with Sara but had visitation rights, previously spoke to The Sun about her frantic attempts to contact Urfan after the tragic discovery Sara was dead.

She said: "I texted and I called but got nothing, so I tried to get to him through TikTok, but it was turned to private.

"It was also my friends and my relatives trying to message them, but nobody got anything."

Olga added: "He said he loves my kids but he flies away?

"It doesn’t take five minutes to fly out of the country.

"It takes hours to sort out everything, (like) the money for the flights.

"There are still so many questions with no answers."

The 36-year-old explained that she married Urfan in 2009 and the relationship broke down in 2017.

She claimed her little girl's behaviour had started to change once living with her father, who had custody of Sara and her 13-year-old brother.


Urfan's brother, Imran Sharif also spoke with MailOnline and said police in Pakistan had raided their family home in the city of Jhelum.

"Some people say he is hiding somewhere in Jhelum in a rented house, but others said he may be gone to Mirpur where his in laws are living," he added.

A spokesman for Chotala Police Station in Jhelum said: "We have been asked by the senior officers to arrest Urfan Sharif who recently came from England.

"The FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) has sent a draft to district police officer to arrest him immediately."

They added they hope he will "be behind the bars soon".

Another official said: "We are actively looking for Sharif and are confident that we will find him."

This official claimed it is only a "matter of time" before Urfan is caught.


It was revealed a post-mortem examination performed on Tuesday concluded that the cause of Sara's was "still to be established".

It found that the little girl suffered "multiple and extensive injuries which are likely to have been caused over a sustained and extended period of time".

Surrey Police Detective Superintendent, Mark Chapman, said: "While the post-mortem has not provided us with an established cause of death at this time, we now know that Sara had suffered multiple and extensive injuries over a sustained and extended period.

"This has significantly changed the nature of our investigation, and we have widened the timescale of the focus of our enquiry.

"As a result, we are trying to piece together a picture of Sara’s lifestyle but we cannot do this without the public’s help."

Dept Supt Mark Chapman then called the investigation "traumatic" and has confirmed the police officers involved are being supported by the force.

Sara's body was found after police were rushed to an address belonging to her dad Urfan Sharif, on Hammond Road around 2.50am on Thursday, August 10, 2023.

She was so beautiful. I can't believe she's dead."

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police quickly taped off the area, with officers seen heading in and out of the house with evidence bags in hand.

The following day, it emerged three people police wanted to speak to had skipped the country in the hours before the youngster's body was found.

It came as a local travel agent said he was contacted by someone known to Sara, wanting group tickets to capital Islamabad, the BBC reported.

The booking cost over £5,000 and was made on August 9, hours before the girl's body was found alone by cops.

Emotional tributes poured in for Sara in the days after her death.

Many have paid tribute to the "lovely" schoolgirl, with bouquets and notes scattered outside the family home in Surrey.

One read: "Sweet girl. I'm so sorry that your sparkle was put out too soon. Rest in peace x."

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Another said: "So sorry this has happened. Such a tragedy."

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