Let us wait for final outcomes due to Project AZM efforts.If this plane is of critical importance as part of PAF strategy couldn’t PAF in tandem with China/Turkey designed and fielded a delta wing fighter to replace the aging mirage with better tech and stealth features etc?
May be an UAV capable of flying at very high altitude carrying single a SOW or long range cruise missile.
5th cum 6th generation air warfare will be interesting to watch.
UAVs operated by their own AIs, smaller drone copters, aerial refueling using drone refuelers, laser weapons, miniaturized EMP generators as warheads embedded in missiles and many many more. Sky is the limit.