Kornet is a beamrider, it cannot be simply slaved to a random laser target painter, that will not work without special kornet only hardware.This could be it probably, plus it's most likely easier to integrate a Kornet with the Mi-35 rather than a Baktar Shikan.
Let's hope they did, there's been an increase in use of MANPADS by terrorist groups around the world and as we rely more and more on air support, they'll be likely trying to get their hands on some MANPADS. Last thing we want is losing a gunship.
Russians though were trying to sell a fire, and forget kornet version with an IR seeker for more than a decade.
Is Pakistan a first buyer?