JERUSALEM : Israel’s former president Shimon Peres, one of the oldest Nobel Peace Prize laureates, congratulated Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai on her award for the same honour on Friday. “The decision to award Malala the prize is a worthy one,” Peres, 91, said in a statement. “She is a symbol to women and girls across the world and an example to all of us,” he said, paying tribute to the youngest Peace Prize laureate. “Malala, you defeated those who tried to silence you and your victory is a victory for peace. We are all proud of you.”