For COIN if UCAV drones available, they are better. If there is ever a need for a gunship, CN-295s gunship variant like the ones Jordan is getting would be worth a look but Pakistan in my opinion is adequately covered for COIN. So no need for additional platforms.Why don't we just get Super Tucanos then? Or make something like that on our own? A turboprop with large fuel capacity and the ability to drop guided munitions, throw in a MAWS and you have the perfect COIN aircraft... Cheap, reliable and low operational costs, plus it would be faster than a gunship, and can land in unprepared terrain, unlike a fighter jet.
Basically troops could have 24/7 aerial support, always Oncall.
Azerbaijan-Armenia war has proven effectiveness of armed drones.