The book in hand analyzes the relations between media and politics in Pakistan since 1947. Media faced the toughest of the times in the sub-continent before partition and encountered difficult situations of new kind afterward. How did media react to the repressive actions of the rapidly changing governments and what were the reasons for taking actions against the media in the governments'' view? These and many other significant aspects have been studied in the book. Similarly, economy of the country and its affects on the functioning of media have also been studied with the presumption that an economically weak media is feebler to the actions of the government as compared to the stronger one. How did the media survive and what measures it took for its viability have also been examined. The society and its role in protecting the media as a social institution have also been focused. Some of the dramatic changes in the societal behaviour have been observed and studied in detail. What difficulties and problems the media faced, which hindered its institutional development process, are analyzed and summarised in various chapters of this book.