In November last year, Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to resume the suspended “Dosti bus service” after more than five years.
The disaster is a major test for Afghanistan's hardline Taliban rulers, who many foreign governments have shunned over concerns about human rights.
The visit comes a week before Beijing hosts a conference of Afghanistan's neighbours on how to assist the Taliban government.
The rumours of the replacement emerged after China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul unannounced on March 24.
The paper says the Taliban need to walk the talk to claim diplomatic recognition, and that rhetoric alone will not take them anywhere.
This time around, the Taliban government has downgraded the level of its participation in the OIC summit by sending an Afghan foreign ministry official rather than its minister.
The writer says what the Taliban need is a step in the right direction and developing the capacity to transform their militancy into political rule.
More than 120,000 Afghans and dual nationals were evacuated up to August 31 when the last US-led troops withdrew.
The writer says the seizing of Afghan assets will worsen the sufferings of Afghan women and children.
Since the Taliban's return to power, Afghanistan has plunged into financial chaos, with the halt of aid triggering a humanitarian crisis.